Button drippers irrigation in Kenya is for orchards, biennials, perennials, hedge, and forest trees. Our on-line button drippers irrigate each tree according to its water requirement. These drippers will be on the HDPE pipe at the base of the tree or other crops by making a perforation on the 16mm HDPE pipe. We supply both adjustable button drippers and non-adjustable button drippers in Kenya
Button drippers for sale in Kenya by Grekkon Limited have anti-UV treatment. This prevents fast solar degradation through high intense UV radiation. It is an important factor for a grower to consider when procuring button drippers, and irrigation pipes. Non-UV treated irrigation accessories will be replaced after a few months of solar exposure. This is an expensive undertaking for a grower
Types of button drippers in Kenya
1. Adjustable button drippers
The farmer has complete control over the volume of water emitted by these drippers. From zero liters per hour (complete shut off) to seventy liters per hour (completely open). They have color codes in red and come in various sizes according to the manufacturer. The discharge specs remain similar. The advantage of this adjustable button dripper is that a farmer gets to decide how much water to give to each plant. Adjust for a tree that needs more to receive as much, and vice versa. The downside is that one may under or over irrigate unwillingly
An adjustible button dripper at work . It is attached on a 16mm HDPE pipe
Adjustible button drippers are the most commonly found tree crop irrigation emitters. They allow the grower full control over the amount of water each tree crop receives.
2. Non-adjustable on-line drippers
They irrigate according to the manufacturer’s set water discharge rate. Every discharge type is color-coded for identification. They provide a uniform amount of water to each tree crop. On the negative, one cannot adjust to individual crop water needs.
How to use Button Drippers
Crop type choiceIn Kenya, drippers are on fruits, with the largest users being growers of; passion fruit, banana plantations, avocado, macadamia, tangerine, orange, tree tomato, apples, and mango. The largest none fruit users are khat farm
- Right drippers
Our technical team advises growers on the most appropriate type of drippers to use and the number based on; crop population, acreage, crop water requirement, and available water pressure. These button drippers for sale are available in our outlets countrywide
- Irrigation time
The drippers irrigation period is a factor of the volume of water available in the system and the pressure. This assumes that the pressure too. It will take longer if both or one of them is low
Button Drippers Irrigation In Kenya
What is the cost of an adjustable button dripper?
An adjustable button dripper is Kes 12 apiece
The cost of a button dripper irrigation system per acre depends on the tree crop spacing. In the tabulation below, we provide 3 examples
|Avocado||Passion / Paw Paw
||Apple / Tree Tomato|
|Spacing||5M x 5M||3M x 3M||2.5M x 2.5M|
|Cost per Acre||Kes 85,000||Kes 100,000||Kes 115,00|
What is the cost of a drip irrigation system kit in an orchard?
From Kes 95,000 depending on the tree population
What size drip emitter should I use?
We recommend a drip emitter of 2 liters per hour and above
How many emitters can I put on a line?
Depending on the size or age of the tree, one to four emitters are enough
How many emitters do you need per tree?
The larger the tree, the more the emitters. Check how much water your tree requires. Then check how much water one button dripper emits to arrive at the dripper number
How do you replace a drip emitter?
Adjustable button drippers are easier to close completely so that they emit no water than replacing them. Then add another button dripper adjacent to the old one
Should I bury my drip line?
Yes you can but leave the button dripper on the surface