DUBLIN, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3wdm6h/micro_irrigation) has announced the addition of the "Micro Irrigation Systems Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018" report to their offering.
http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769The problem of water scarcity is rampant globally, creating the urgent need for water conservation. The use of micro irrigation systems is expected to result in increased crop yields in terms of volume and quality. The other important benefits of using micro irrigation systems include expansion in the area under irrigation, water conservation, optimum use of fertilizers and chemicals through water, and decreased labor costs among others.
The worldwide population is increasing at a rapid rate and it is imperative that food supply keeps pace with this increasing population. Agriculture industry is adversely affected by a significant decrease in the ground water levels; hence, there is a need to locate efficient ways of supplying water to meet agricultural needs and conserve water for future use. Micro irrigation systems are the best option to achieve this purpose. It can be broadly categorized as sprinkler irrigation and drip irrigation; center pivot irrigation, and lateral move irrigation are the other types of sprinkler irrigation that are currently gaining popularity. Drip irrigation is the most efficient method of irrigation, with efficiencies ranging between 90%-95%. The global micro irrigation systems market is one of the fastest growing segments of agriculture industry. The growth of this market is fueled by the government initiatives for adoption of micro irrigation systems in order to conserve water for future use. The growth of micro irrigation systems is particularly higher in Asia Pacific and Africa due to the increased problems of water scarcity, and farmer awareness towards increasing the crop yield with the help of micro irrigation systems. Out of the total 69 million hectares of cultivated area in India, only 5 million hectares is under drip and sprinkler irrigation. This represents strong potential for the growth of micro irrigation systems in this region. Key Topics Covered: 1 Preface1.1 Research scope and description1.2 Research methodology2 Executive Summary3 Micro Irrigation Systems Market Analysis3.1 Market overview3.2 Market dynamics3.3 Market trends and future outlook3.4 Porter's five forces analysis4 Market Segmentation I: Micro Irrigation Systems Market Analysis, By Type 2012 - 20184.1 Sprinkler irrigation market revenue and volume forecast4.2 Drip irrigation market size, volume and forecast4.3 Center-pivot irrigation market size, volume and forecast4.4 Lateral move irrigation market size and forecast5 Market Segmentation II: Micro Irrigation Systems Market Analysis By Crop Type, 2012 - 20185.1 Plantation crops5.2 Orchard crops5.3 Field crops5.4 Forage and turf grasses5.5 Other crops6 Market Segmentation III: Micro Irrigation Systems Market Analysis, By Application, 2012 - 20186.1 Agriculture6.2 Large gardens6.3 Lawns (household)6.4 Public Parks6.5 Sports grounds6.6 Other applications7 Market Segmentation IV: Micro Irrigation Systems Market Analysis, By Geography, 2012 - 20187.1 North America7.2 Europe7.3 Asia Pacific7.4 Rest of the World (RoW)8 Competitive Landscape8.1 Summary8.2 Business strategies adopted by major players8.3 Market shares of major players9 Company Profiles Companies Mentioned:
- ELGO Irrigation Ltd.
- EPC Industries
- Hunter Industries Inc.
- Jain Irrigation System Limited
- John Deere & Company
- Lindsay Corporation
- Rain Bird
- Valmont Industries Inc
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