Optimized Subsurface Irrigation System (OPSIS): Beyond Traditional Subsurface Irrigation
AbstractTechnologies that ensure the availability of water for crops need to be developed in order for agriculture to be sustainable in the face of climate change. Irrigation is costly, so technologies need to be improved or newly developed, not only with the aim of the sustainable use of precious water resources, but also with the aim of reducing associated labor and energy costs, which lead to higher production costs. OPSIS (optimized subsurface irrigation system) is a super water-saving subsurface irrigation system developed to irrigate upland crops by soil capillarity. It is an environmentally-friendly, solar-powered automatic irrigation method with minimum energy consumption and operational costs. In soils vulnerable to drought damage, OPSIS can outperform other irrigation methods. This technical note introduces OPSIS. View Full-Text
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Gunarathna, M.H.J.P.; Sakai, K.; Nakandakari, T.; Kazuro, M.; Onodera, T.; Kaneshiro, H.; Uehara, H.; Wakasugi, K. Optimized Subsurface Irrigation System (OPSIS): Beyond Traditional Subsurface Irrigation. Water 2017, 9, 599.
Gunarathna MHJP, Sakai K, Nakandakari T, Kazuro M, Onodera T, Kaneshiro H, Uehara H, Wakasugi K. Optimized Subsurface Irrigation System (OPSIS): Beyond Traditional Subsurface Irrigation. Water. 2017; 9(8):599.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gunarathna, M. H.J.P.; Sakai, Kazuhito; Nakandakari, Tamotsu; Kazuro, Momii; Onodera, Tsuneo; Kaneshiro, Hiroyuki; Uehara, Hiroshi; Wakasugi, Kousuke. 2017. "Optimized Subsurface Irrigation System (OPSIS): Beyond Traditional Subsurface Irrigation." Water 9, no. 8: 599.
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