Author Archives: Martin Gent

About Martin Gent

Martin Gent is an emeritus scientist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. You can email him at

Subirrigation: Watering From The Ground Up

The goal for any irrigation system is to deliver water to the growing medium as effectively and efficiently as possible. Effectively means getting the right amount of water into the growing medium. Efficiently means minimizing the amount of water that is lost from the system.  In order to irrigate effectively, an irrigation system must deliver