Determination of Issues in the Drip Irrigation Systems Installed with the Loans Provided by Agricultural Credit Cooperatives Case Study of Aegean Region Turkey

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Karataş B. S.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.30, no.12/2021, pp.12877-12883, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 12/2021
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Aerospace Database, Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, Environment Index, Geobase, Greenfile, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.12877-12883
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, in person questionnaire study with a total of 52 enterprise owners who are the members of cooperatives under Turkey Agricultural Credit Cooperatives İzmir Regional Union was conducted. Accordingly, the problems encountered during the operation of the drip irrigation systems installed with the loans provided by the cooperatives were identified.

It was determined that the most common problem encountered in irrigation systems was "rodent damage (45%)".

It was found that the maintenance of the irrigation system was carried out "only in case of clogging (50%)" was at the highest level.

Approximately 86% of the enterprise owners expressed that there is "no fabrication error" in the materials of their irrigation system.

According to the enterprise owners, the biggest problem with drippers is seen as "clogging (42%)".

"Poor water quality (38%)" and "not performing periodic filtration maintenance (31%)" were determined to be the most important problems causing clogging in the drip irrigation systems.

Most of the enterprises (88%) in the research stated that they "do not carry out tests" in the irrigation systems.

It was determined that the sections where water loss is most frequently seen in the enterprises were "damaged spots resulting from rodent damage (49%)", "connection points (20%)" and "drippers (13%)" respectively.