Capsicum Drip Irrigation Kit

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Grekkon Limited’s capsicum drip irrigation kit is for crops with medium-range spacing. These are; tomato, cabbage, and capsicum. A farmer will choose to have either raised beds or just plain lying land to install a capsicum drip irrigation kit. Commercial capsicum farming in Kenya is by irrigation. Capsicum irrigation system requirement is an integral cost of capsicum farming in Kenya. To recoup this cost, the best time to plant capsicum in Kenya is during the dry season, to harvest in the rainy season when prices are high. Our agronomy team trains farmers on capsicum irrigation techniques countrywide

Capsicum Drip Irrigation Kit Cost

Acreage Size in Meters Square Price in KES
Kadogo drip kit 50 to 200 KES 13,500
1/8th acre 506 KES 27,500
1/4 acre 1,024 KES 45,000
1/2 acre 2,025 KES 80,000
3/4 acre 3,036 KES 120,000
  1 acre                 4,048                                    KES 145,000
These are prices for 2 drip rows per bed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
   

 

Capsicum growing in a greenhouse

How do you make a drip irrigation system for capsicum?

1. Bed making

Your beds will be 0.8M wide to allow for 2 rows of drip lines, and 30cm high for good drainage. Drainage is key to prevent root rot as a result of too much stagnant water

2. Drip irrigation tapes laying

Place 2 rows of drip lines per bed. Each drip line row is 20cm apart and will be 20cm from the edge of the bed. Where no beds are made, each row is 30cm apart

3. Capsicum drip irrigation schedule

3.1. When you should irrigate your capsicum plant

  • Put on your capsicum watering system early in the morning
  • Avoid afternoon irrigation when evaporation is high
  • Avoid evening irrigation when the soil is cooling

3.2. How long to irrigate your capsicum crop with drip irrigation

  • Depending on your soil moisture level, water for 20 to 35 minutes

3.3. How often to water capsicum with drip irrigation

In the dry season, irrigate 3 times weekly  

 

Capsicum Drip Irrigation Kit FAQs

Is drip irrigation good for capsicum?

Drip irrigation is the best for capsicum because no water is in contact with the leaves. Too much moisture on tomato leaves is a precursor for fungal infections such as early and late blight. Avoid overhead irrigation through such systems as; rain gun sprinklers or impact sprinklers, and rain hose kits and pivots

What is the best irrigation system for capsicum?

Drip irrigation is the best system for capsicum because it is water-efficient by providing water directly to the plants in measured quantities

How much water do capsicums need drip irrigation?

An acre of land should retain 10,000litres of water t any time to meet the water demands of your tomato crop

How do you drip water capsicum?

Use 20cm or 30cm emitter drip tapes. Water early in the morning and avoid late evening irrigation

How long should vegetables run drip irrigation?

When the soil is wet enough, but without a runoff

Components of a capsicum drip irrigation kit

  • Tank connector for gravity flow
  • Filtration system
  • PVC ball valves
  • HDPE pipe and fittings for HDPE main and sub main-lines
  • PVC pipes and PVC fittings for PVC main and sub main lines
  • 15cm drip emitter spacing drip tape, and drip fittings

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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

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