SOIL WATER TRAP ADVANTAGES
USE CASES FOR SWT
CARROTS (Daucus Carota)
Soil water trap provides consistent moisture which is essential for a uniform emergency. In carrot production, SWT reduces growers rate of irrigation to ensure adequate soil moisture at germination and ease of cultivation and it also reduces evaporation during the germination phase as well as the growing phase.
The production of soya bean requires a rainfall of 700mm per annum. A bountiful harvest is next to impossible without adequate irrigation. The crop can also be grown in areas with a lesser amount of rainfall thus with the use of soil water trap, drought interruption will be a bygone issue to any farmer that used the SWT.
POTATO (Solanum Tubersum)
To be disease-free, the areas where seed potatoes are grown are selected with care. In potato production shortages of water are usually one of the most important constraints to higher yields. Achieving better yields requires an adequate water supply from planting until maturity. The main effect of drought or water stress on potato is yield and size reduction.
WATERMELON (Citrullus Lanatus)
Growing watermelons require lots of space, sun, water, and nutrients. In the garden, seeds are usually sown in pots and transplanted into well-drained sandy loam with a pH of between 5.5 and 7. 10 – 30g SAP for each one is more appropriate, can increase the survival rate of 20% seedlings, and to promote the growth of new shoots
TOMATO (Solanum Lycopersicum)
Tomatoes, aside from being tasty, are very healthy as they are a good source of vitamins A and C. Application of Soil Water Trap significantly increases soil water holding capacity, For new transplanting saplings. 10 — 30g SAP for each one is more appropriate, can increase the survival rate of 20% seedlings, and to promote the growth of new shoots;
In Nigeria and West Africa, more Maize is produced annually than any other grain. Water Approximately 10 to I6 kg of grain are produced for every millimeter of water used. A yield of 3 152 kg/ha requires between 350 and 450 mm of rain per annum. At maturity, each plant will have used 250 I of water in the absence of moisture stress.