The basic concept of root injection of water into the root zone of a tree is rather simple.
Instead of investing tons of water for irrigation at the surface,
a much smaller flow of water is directly injected in the root zone of a tree, similar to a intravenous therapy in medicin.
The water is supplied by a bag and injected via a thin tube into the
root zone of a (small ) tree like an infusion.
In addition the water could also contain fertiliser and other particular spurenelemente the plant is needing.
This could raise the growing speed of the tree particularly in the critical initial growing phase.
This injection most probably reduces the excessive water loss through evaporation.
When water is applied from the surface, it immediately starts to evaporate and therefore is gone for the usage of the plant. If the water is added in small quantities in the ground,
it is quite likely that less water will arrive at the surface, because it has to mount against gravity
and overcome the capillar resistance (Kapillarreibung) of the small pores in the soil.
Because there is very little water injected compared to the superficial flooding of the traditional irrigation,
the majority of the water is retained by the soil itself.
because the water first has to raise to the.
Only a small quantity of water is evaporating from the deep zone
and almost all water is available for the plant.
If this was true, less water was needed to reach a similar result as
costy traditional irrigation systems. Because less water is needed,
and, as shown later in a prepacked form, the quality of the water can
also be controlled to avoid salinfication, distribution of
pathogens, but maybe 'enabler' added like fertilizer.
This might be attractive for low budget economies: The systems could be
economically attractive for farmers with a low budget. There are almost
no initial investements necessary and also the running costs are much
lower due to the significantly reduced water consumption.
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Reduction of the soil salinity
The saltification is quite certainly reduced in the relation by the
reduction of water consuption.
As shown later, the waterproof /wasserdichten Behälter to be used might
enable a much higher quality of water to be used, thus reducing the
Due to small quantity of water needed
for the irrigation, this
irrigation system might be used in regions without or water reservoirs
to far away for economical use with fixed tubes and maybe the
reforestation in arid areas might be supported. It might be rather
useful for extensive then for intensive agricultural activities.
With the aid of this small irrigation, trees might have a chance to
grow in a very dry area and overcome the difficult growing phase. Like
this, the 'leave roof' might be restored which is very important to
keep humidity in and close to the ground and thus builds the first step
to offer other plants a chance to settle.