Story: Apples and pears

Drip irrigation

Drip irrigation

These young apple trees are being watered by drip irrigation. This method, the most common in apple orchards, is very efficient as it waters only the soil directly above each tree’s roots.

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John Palmer, 'Apples and pears - Growing requirements', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2019)

Story by John Palmer, published 24 Nov 2008