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Answer :

Drip irrigation:


• This system uses perforated pipes to supply water.


• It delivers water drop by drop directly to the soil at the desired place.


• It supplies water to the plants all through the day by providing a small amount of water at regular intervals.


• The plants do not run dry due to water shortage.


• Soluble fertilizers can also be applied through this system.


• Only the root area of plants is wetted.


• Loss of water is minimized.


• It is a more effective and efficient system.


• A picture of drip irrigation is shown below:



Sprinkler system


• It consists of nozzles, pipes and spray guns.


• The spray guns rotate in circles and wet a large circular area and not only a small desired area.


• Evaporative loss of water is high in this system.


• It serves as a cooling system and clears off the dust from the plants.


• It supplies water to the plants only 1-2 times a day but in large amounts.


• Every part of the plant receives water.


• The picture of the sprinkler system is shown here:



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