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Irrigation, quantity - Arable farming

Less sprinkler irrigation due to wet growing season

The percentage of holdings that used sprinkler irrigation in 2012 fell considerably, to just over 10%. This is due to the high volume of precipitation that fell during the growing season. Sprinkler irrigation was used on 6% of the land area. The holdings that did use sprinkler irrigation used approximately 400 m3 per hectare. The land area on which sprinkler irrigation was used fell to 2%.

Use of water for irrigation on arable farms (m3 / ha), share area irrigated and share farms with irrigation (%), 2002-2012
Source: Bedrijveninformatienet

Origin of irrigation water on arable farms (%), 2002-2012
Source: Bedrijveninformatienet

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