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The WaterUp Wicking system consists of a WaterUp Wicking cell, joiners and pipes. The wicking system consists of a bed of soil with a water reservoir underneath it, and the design allows water to be absorbed by the soil from the reservoir through capillarity. The effectiveness and benefits of wicking systems have been rigorously tested by the University of South Australia and indicates that wicking systems perform better than precision surface irrigation system in terms of water use efficiency, irrigation frequency, yield and fruit quality (Semananda, Ward & Myers 2016).The WaterUp wicking system is suggested as a water-efficient irrigation solution for small-scale and urban food gardens because it may achieve better yields, provide better growing conditions for plants compared to other best-practice surface irrigation, and contribute to labor efficiency for gardeners.

Information last verified: 6 December 2017

 

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