Drip Irrigation Pipes for Farming

Drip Irrigation Pipes

Drip Irrigation Pipes for Farming

Drip irrigation pipes in Kenya come in various specifications. When choosing drip irrigation pipes, one must understand the following.

1. Thickness. Drip irrigation pipes in Kenya are either 0.3mm or 0.4mm depending on origin and use. 0.3mm pipes are better used in greenhouse crop production. 0.4mm thick pipes are hardier for open field crop production.

2. Pipe diameter. 16mm diameter rolls are the most common because they supply the largest volume of water. Lesser sized drip pipes like 8mm and 12mm are also available, but are rarely used. However, for an area less than 200M square, one can use them since it requires little water.

3. Emitter spacing. They are commonly spaced as 15cm, 20cm and 30cm. Other exceptions are 40cm and 60cm. The choice of hole spacing is a factor of target crop spacing. Onion, garlic and other closely spaced crops thrive best with 15cm spaced drips. While it is more water efficient to produce say cabbage and strawberry using the 30cm drip tapes.

4. Drip irrigation pipe material. Manufacturers make irrigation pipes either from recycled plastic material, or from virgin plastic material. The difference is in product longevity once in use. Recycled plastic is susceptible to quick wear and disuse. Virgin material lasts longer as it withstands equatorial radiation. Grekkon Limited’s drip irrigation kit suppliers are certified as virgin material users in their respective countries.

Drip Irrigation Pipe Hole Spacing

Hole spacing is determined by the choice of crop.

No matter how great your drip irrigation pipes are, expert installation is what optimizes its performance. Working with a professional drip irrigation pipes installer achieves this. It is one thing acquiring a great drip irrigation system, yet another in field performance. When we install your drip irrigation system, we visit again. This is to provide free agronomy service as a token!

 

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6 Comments
  • Kevin Bett
    Posted at 19:36h, 08 September Reply

    I am looking for drip irrigation tape of length 14,000m with interdrip space of 40cm, price?

    • grekkon
      Posted at 12:28h, 10 September Reply

      Hello Kevin, thank you for your interest in us.
      Yes we do have drip irrigation tape in stock in 1000m rolls.
      We shall be able to provide you with 14 rolls at Ksh.8000 each. However, our drip line specifications are as follows:
      Length – 1000m
      Thickness – 0.4mm
      Diameter – 16m
      Emitter spacing available – 15cm, 20cm and 30cm

      What crop are you planning to plant in order to require a drip pipe with an emitter spacing of 40cm?
      Kindly contact us on 0715 157 132 or E-mail info@grekkon.com

      Regards,
      Marietta

  • Anthony koskei
    Posted at 06:51h, 09 September Reply

    What is the total cost for installing drip irrigation for an open field of one acre. I am in kericho

    • grekkon
      Posted at 12:18h, 10 September Reply

      Hallo Anthony, the cost for installing drip irrigation will depend on how you install the drip lines. In that:
      1.You may install 2 drip lines per bed for crops like tomatoes, pepper, cabbage etc. This will cost Ksh 110,000- Ksh 120,000.
      2.You may install 3 drip lines per bed for crops like onion, garlic and strawberries. This will cost Ksh 120,000- Ksh 130,000.

      Kindly contact our Eldoret office on 0711 895 635 or E-mail eldoret@grekkon.com

      Regards,
      Marietta

  • Mohamed Fowzi
    Posted at 21:23h, 15 September Reply

    I want to plant watermelon which is 400m long advice more this

    • grekkon
      Posted at 11:57h, 16 September Reply

      Hello Mohamed,

      Your question unfortunately isn’t clear.

      Sincerely,

      Grekkon Ltd

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