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It is assumed that a smallholder is using drip irrigation (either pressurised or gravity feed) on a garden or a small plot of land. Using the Unpowered Measured Irrigation Controller (UMIC), you can upgrade your drip irrigation system so that all your plants are irrigated automatically. Provided you have a continuous water supply to UMIC, you can leave your garden unattended for weeks. This will allow you to become involved in other activities away from the garden; for example, travelling to the market to sell your produce.t is assumed that the smallholder has already established a drip irrigation system. Provided that the drip irrigation system is already working effectively, you can use one or more UMIC’s to automate the irrigation system for any size plot.
Measured irrigation is a new method of irrigation scheduling that responds to the prevailing weather conditions. This means that you use much less water without affecting the yield.