Utah State University Extension
Drip irrigation is a highly efficient irrigation method well suited to many fruit and vegetable row crops. Drip tubing or tape discharges water to the soil through emitters positioned close to the plant. The drip tubing can be placed uncovered on the soil surface, under plastic mulch, buried in the soil, or suspended above the ground (e.g., on a trellis system). Water application rate is relatively low and irrigations are usually frequent. Properly designed and maintained drip-irrigation systems can have benefits that help increase the profitability of crop production.
Maughn, Tiffany; Allen, Niel; and Drost, Dan, "Drip Irrigation for Commercial Vegetable and Fruit Production" (2017). All Current Publications. Paper 1772.