Button Drippers Irrigation In Kenya


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


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    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

  1. Crop type choice

    In 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
  1. 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

  2. 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


A button dripper irrigation system on tree tomato by Grekkon Limited in Karura area, Kiambu county

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


A button irrigation system installed by Grekkon Limited on macadamia at planting in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet county in early 2021


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The same macadamia crop 2 years later in January 2023

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

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Established in 2017, Grekkon Limited is a Kenyan agribusiness company. It specialises in the provision of; - Irrigation systems - Greenhouse construction - Dam liners installation - Water pumps - Solar dryers construction - Agriculture nets - Borehole drilling The company has operations offices in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nyeri, Meru, and Nyahururu

Comments (30)

  • Please give me Kisumu contact.

    Robert kipngetich c
    • Good evening Robert,

      Reach us in Kisumu on 0759 000 911

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

  • Do you have a branch in Uganda please.

    Mae Alex
    • Good morning Mae,

      We supply and undertake projects in Uganda via our Kisumu and Eldoret stations. How can we assist you?

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

  • Hallo. I am interested in button drippers in Nairobi. What is the cost and where are you located in Nairobi.

    A. Mutsach
    • Good afternoon Mutsach,

      Our button drippers price is asked 12 a piece. We’re located at Amrash Business Park in Utawala. Karibu sana!

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

  • Kindly send me a quote for
    1. 16mm HDPE pipe 600 meters.
    2. Button emitters variable/ adjustable 200 pcs
    Am situated at Ukunda Kwale county.



    Mwansia Kisila
    • Good evening Mwansia,

      Your 16mm HDPE pipes price is Kes 10,800 for 6 rolls. The cost of button drippers is Kes 20,000. These will be available from our Mombasa office.

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

  • Do you give advisory services before one buys? Eg in Busia, Uganda. What are the costs?

    Robert MWADIME
    • Good evening Robert,

      Yes we do give advice on button drippers. We charge Kes 2,000 service fee + transport cost to site.

      You’ll receive this service from our Kisumu office. Please share your contact number.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service


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