Taking drip and sprinkler irrigation system from research station to commercial Farm through Cost sharing Mechanism

November 17th, 2017

By-Lhap Dorji, Tshering Penjor, Dorji Wangmo, Pema Thinlay and Choki Nima

In order to develop appropriate farming technology to help improve efficient water management and utilization especially when we are faced with challenges of insufficient water, ARDC Wengkhar began working on use of water use efficient technology such as drip and sprinkler for irrigation. The use of these technologies to further improve its efficiency, the center attempted to add an automation feature to existing drips and sprinklers by using an open source apps called Open Sprinkler connected to the internet and enable its operation through smart phones thereby promoting ICT tools to benefit commercial farms and research centres.

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