Rapid Shrinking of Natural Water Resources Fuels Demand for Mechanized Irrigation Systems

Published By : 18 Apr 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

The global mechanized irrigation systems market has been gaining a significant impetus across the world. The rapid shrinking of natural sources of water has boosted this market remarkably over the past few years. Analysts have predicted that worldwide population will reach approximately 9 bn by the end of 2050, extensively increasing the need for agricultural products with limited resources of water. As, mechanized irrigation systems advance the efficiency of water utilization by 45% compared to flood irrigation, these are expected to enjoy a substantial demand in the coming years.

North America Leads Global Mechanized Irrigation Systems Market
North America led the global mechanized irrigation systems market in 2015 with an overall share of 34%. Several North American nations including Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. own and operate a number of mechanized irrigation systems.

The agricultural sector is the biggest end user of surface as well as ground water in North America, accounting for a share of approximately 80% of the total water consumption in this region. Effective water management practices and mechanized irrigation systems, such as lateral move irrigation systems and center pivot irrigation systems help in maintaining the viability of farms when the water supplies are increasingly being limited as well as costly.

Total Water Withdrawal in U.S. Stood at 135,000 Mgal/d in 2015
In the U.S., the majority of the overall surface water withdrawals and irrigated acres were situated in California, Montana, Idaho, Arkansas, and Colorado in 2015. In the same year, the total irrigation withdrawals including groundwater and surface water stood at 135,000 Mgal/d in the U.S., accounting for a share of 39% in the country’s overall freshwater withdrawals. In states such as Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and South Dakota, another key source of water is groundwater.

Valmont Industries, The Toro Co., Rivulis Irrigation, Rain Bird Corp., Premier Irrigation Adritec, Netafim Ltd., Nelson Irrigation Corp., Lindsay Corp., Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd., Hunter Industries, and Driptech India Pvt. Ltd. are some of major mechanized irrigation systems manufacturers in the global market.

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