Updated Jul 13, 2019
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Short, flat furrows for water to infiltrate deeper into the soil with less loss.https://horticulture.ucdavis.edu/project/irrigation-uganda
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Traditional furrow irrigation is limited in a number of ways. It is only suitable for very mild slopes, it often results in loss of water below the root zone, and it relies on very careful land leveling.
Micro furrows allow water to accumulate in the furrow and infiltrate at the natural rate of the soil. This means water can be applied at higher rates and reach deeper into the root zone. This allows farmer to water after longer intervals, and reduces irrigation labor.
Kate Scow- Professor of Soil Science and Microbial Ecology in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis Helen Acuku- Program Manager, Teso Womens Development Initiative. Betty Ikalany - Executive Director, Teso Womens Development Initiative. Abraham Salomon - Project manager of 'Innovations in Dry Season Horticulture' in Uganda.
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