Israeli study shows how to cut cut corn’s carbon footprint
Netafim, a veteran Israeli developer of precision irrigation solutions and agricultural projects, has announced the results of a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) study showing that corn grown using drip irrigation creates the least environmental impact and optimal land use when compared to flood and sprinkler irrigation methods.
The results of Netafim’s corn LCA, conducted by EcoChain during 2020, show that drip irrigation is a much more advanced offering than flood or sprinkler irrigation in terms of minimizing negative environmental impact and optimizing yield. According to the analysis, corn grown with drip irrigation releases 53% fewer carbon emissions when compared to flood-irrigated corn and 39% fewer carbon emissions when compared to sprinkler irrigation.
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