One of the team’s experimental stations at a cotton farm in Xinier, in the far western Xinjiang region. Photo: ICID

Chinese scientists recognised for water-saving irrigation technology

  • It allows farmers in arid areas to cut water use by 25 per cent and boost output for crops like cotton by nearly 20 per cent compared to other systems
  • Mathematical model can simulate and predict movement of salt and water in different types of soil, helping growers to plan better in hot, dry zones
Topic |   China science

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One of the team’s experimental stations at a cotton farm in Xinier, in the far western Xinjiang region. Photo: ICID
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