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Improving Irrigation Energy Efficiency

Nursery irrigation systems are often overlooked as major users of electricity. A survey of production nurseries showed on average 26% of energy costs were associated with pumping, and 42% of total energy costs were attributed to irrigation. With predicted price rises, energy costs of irrigation are an area that should be regularly reviewed to reduce the cost of this basic but vital input of nursery production.