Definition of trickle irrigation in US English:

trickle irrigation


  • The supply of a controlled flow of water to a number of points in a cultivated area.

    • ‘Soil moisture was routinely monitored and maintained above 70% of field capacity by trickle irrigation.’
    • ‘Ferretti says gardeners get the best results from trickle irrigation hoses or tapes, but standard watering is effective as well.’
    • ‘Finally, choose an efficient irrigation system - such as a soaker hose placed on the ground or a drip or trickle irrigation system - to apply water directly to the soil and reduce evaporation.’
    • ‘Of course, it takes a few years and maybe $6,000 to establish an acre of raspberries with trickle irrigation.’
    • ‘So drip or trickle irrigation is best to avoid the spread of this unpleasant blight.’
    • ‘I wouldn't like to - because I'm not an expert in irrigation practice - but the reality is that irrigation practice is improving outstandingly with trickle irrigation and all sorts of treatments like that.’
    • ‘Try to water your lawn in a way that imitates a slow, soaking rain, by using trickle irrigation, soaker hoses, or other water-conserving methods.’
    • ‘Irrigation was provided by an automated trickle irrigation system.’
    • ‘There can be little doubt that some European areas with both uniform rainfall and Mediterranean climates, now practising fully dryland viticulture, could improve their wine quality if limited trickle irrigation were possible.’