e-DID: an electronic device for Drip Irrigation Design

e-DID: an electronic device for Drip Irrigation Design


  • K. P. Visalakshi Kerala Agricultural university
  • Nimmi Kuruppath Kerala Agricultural University
  • C. V. Anish Kerala Agricultural University
  • P. K. Sureshkumar Kerala Agricultural University


Drip design, e-DID software, Kerala


Irrigated agriculture plays a vital role for a sustainable agricultural future. Drip irrigation has been proved to be an efficient method of water application, but one of the problems persisting is the sophisticated procedure of a precise design and estimation. e-DID software is an electronic tool to assist in drip-irrigation system design and cost estimation with much ease. The software is designed to be suitable for all districts of Kerala and ten major crops namely vegetables, banana, tapioca, pineapple, arecanut, coconut, pepper, tea, coffee and cowpea. The design is obtained through few simple procedures by the user; the input data include the field dimension, irrigation interval and duration, number of blocks etc. The result includes whole system design, materials required, cost, and pump selection, in three different layouts. The software is programmed in C# dot NET and uses only a minimum number of readily available input data which makes it simple and user friendly on one hand, and accurate and robust on the other. The result can be saved in pdf or excel format for further processing.

Author Biographies

K. P. Visalakshi, Kerala Agricultural university

Professor & HeadDepartment of Agricultural EngineeringCollege of HorticultureVellanikkara, ThrissurKerala

Nimmi Kuruppath, Kerala Agricultural University

Research AssistantDepartment of Agricultural EngineeringCollege of HorticultureVellanikkara, ThrissurKerala

C. V. Anish, Kerala Agricultural University

Programmer,Centre for E-Governance,Kerala Agricultural University

P. K. Sureshkumar, Kerala Agricultural University

Assiciate ProfessorDepartment of Agricultural EngineeringCollege of HorticultureVellanikkara, ThrissurKerala


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How to Cite

Visalakshi, K. P., Kuruppath, N., Anish, C. V., & Sureshkumar, P. K. (2017). e-DID: an electronic device for Drip Irrigation Design. Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 54(2), 176. Retrieved from https://jtropag.kau.in/index.php/ojs2/article/view/418



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