Irrigation is the artificial process of applying controlled amounts of water to land which assists in production of crops. Irrigation helps to grow agricultural crops, maintain landscapes, and re-vegetate disturbed soils in dry areas - during periods of less than average rainfall. Irrigation also has other uses in crop production, including frost protection, suppressing weed growth in grain fields and preventing soil consolidation. In contrast, agriculture that relies only on direct rainfall is referred to as rain-fed.
Irrigation systems are also used for cooling livestock, dust suppression, disposal of sewage, and in mining. Irrigation is also correlated with drainage, which is the removal of surface and sub-surface water from a given location.
Irrigation has been a central feature of agriculture for over 5,000 years and is the product of many cultures. Historically, it was the basis for economies and societies across the globe, from Asia to the Americas.
OXYBOM offers a plethora of benefits that growers are not use to getting with an All-In-One chemical
From an agronomic viewpoint, a big advantage of using OXYBOM is the increase of dissolved oxygen in irrigation water. Plant root systems need oxygen to carry out respiration. OXYBOM can increase dissolved oxygen by 30-45%. The increased dissolved oxygen will improve water penetration. Some growers have eliminated gypsum after installing OXYBOM. The dissolved oxygen will penetrate the soil, liberating tied up nutrients and providing oxygen for a healthy, growing root system. Root pathogens such as pythium and phytophera have been reduced through the use of OXYBOM.
Increased Dissolved Oxygen Advantages: