Irrigation

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the addition of water required for the growth of crops. Risk of microbial contamination varies with types of irrigation based on level of crop contact with water. Overhead irrigation is associated with the highest risk, followed by furrow irrigation, then drip irrigation. Also see Fertigation.

 

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James Peth

James Peth

James Peth, MS, MPH, PhD is an instructor in Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.