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SDI System Types
Factors determining selection of short term SDI and long term SDI.

Soil Types
Crop Rooting Depth
Seed Vigor
Water Salinity
Crop Rotation and Tillage Practices
Water Efficiencies
(According to soil type and crop)
1 Short Term SDI
System life expectancy of 3 to 10 years.
Typically utilized for mid-valued crops
Drip tubing typically installed between 3" and 10" of surface
Designed to deliver peak ET demands of crop
 
 
2 Long Term SDI
System life expectancy 20+ years.
Typically utilized for commodity crops
Drip tubing typically installed between 12" and 18" of surface
Designed to utilize soil holding capacity and irrigation timing to deliver peak crop demand
 
 
 

 



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