Grekkon Limited is an irrigation company in Kenya with single and double emitter drip kits for vegetable or orchard drip irrigation in Kenya. Our single or double emitter drip kits for sale start from the kadogo drip kit (kitchen gardens) to 1-acre drip irrigation kits. As an irrigation systems supplies company in Kenya, we provide drip irrigation pipes and train on how to install drip lines to meet your drip irrigation requirements.
Regarded as the largest drip irrigation kits supplier in Kenya, we complement our systems with drip irrigation pipes for irrigation systems. These are PVC and HDPE irrigation pipes. Every drip kit has a drip irrigation pressure regulator, be it by gravity flow or pump powered.
There are 2 types of drip kits for smallholder farmers
- Pre-perforated drip tapes. These are 0.3mm or 0.4mm thick, 8mm, 12mm, or 16mm diameter pipes with emitters spaced at 1ocm, 15cm, 20cm, or 30cm. They irrigate vegetable crops.
- Button drippers. These are emitters attached to the surface of a 1mm thick, 16mm diameter HDPE pipe. They irrigate orchards and forestry.
Drip Kits FAQs
What are drip kits?
Our drip irrigation kits in Kenya consist of; a tank connector, a drip irrigation filter, HDPE or PVC pipe, and drip irrigation system fittings.
What do you need for drip irrigation?
Drip Irrigation Requirements
1. A water source.
2. A water pump and piping mechanism to move this water from the source to the tank or directly to the drip irrigation system.
3. Water storage tank if you’re using gravity to irrigate
4. A tank connector
5. Pipes for the mainline and sub-main line.
6. Mainline and sub mainline fittings
7. Drip irrigation water filter
8. Drip irrigation pipes
10. Ball valves
How much is a drip irrigation system in Kenya?
||Size in Meters Square
||Price in KES
|Kadogo drip kit||50 to 200||KES 3,500|
|1/8th acre||506||KES 17,500|
|1/4 acre||1,024||KES 33,000|
|1/2 acre||2,025||KES 65,000|
|3/4 acre||3,036||KES 80,000|
| 1 acre
How much does it cost to put in a drip system? What is the cost of drip kits?
The drip system costs given above are complete. They cover all material and labor for the unit area
When is the best time to do drip irrigation?
Irrigation time. Early morning watering is the best so that the soil warms up during the day.
Which drip tape thickness should I use?
0.4mm thickness and above are well suited for tropical open field crops.
What is the right pressure for drip irrigation in Kenya?
Drip irrigation tapes in Kenya are designed to work under gravity pressure (from 1.5 meters head or 0.15 bar).
How much water is required for drip irrigation?/ How much water do I pass through my drip kits?
Depend on the crop and irrigation sequence. Generally, your soil will hold 16 cubic of water per acre for a good crop
How do I select my emitter spacing?
Emitter spacing is determined by crop spacing. Closer crops have closer emitters
How long should I drip irrigate?
Until the soil holds enough water without runoff
How exactly does drip irrigation work?
By allowing water to sip to the crop root zone slowly
How do you drip irrigate?
By allowing the drip emitters to irrigate until the soil around the root zone has enough moisture. Drip irrigation is done by opening the main water valve from the main tank/ source. Once the water gets to the farm, the farmer will open the respective valves to each block to irrigate block by block. The time of irrigation will depend on the flow rate and the water needed.
Why is drip irrigation expensive?
Because it utilises the most pipes, fittings, and accessories and the most installation labour.
How many emitters can I put on a drip line?
There is no limit to the number of emitters, put them according to the number of trees. Vegetable drip lines are pre-perforated and so one does not add emitters. The number of emitters depends on the emitter spacing on the drip line.
What are the two main types of drip irrigation?
Pre-perforated drip pipes and button drippers
How to Install Drip Kits in Kenya
Time needed: 1 day.
How To Install Drip Lines
Make a sketch outlay of the farm
Make trenches for the main and sub-main pipes if the system will be sub-surface
Begin the connection at the tank or pump station
Lay the main and sub-main pipes
Connect the drip lines and align the emitters
Check your system for pressure, leakages, and sufficiency of water supply
- Check the flow rate
Use a 1-liter container and determine how long it takes to fill up. This will give you your actual flow rate. The higher your emitter flow rate, the higher the rate of watering and less incidence of emitter clogging.
Drip kit Specifications
- 0.4mm thick
- have a flow rate of 1.6L/Hour to 2.4L/hour
- 16mm in diameter
- have double emitter spacing at either 15cm, 20cm, or 30 cm