Grekkon Limited is an irrigation company in Kenya with drip kits for vegetable or orchard drip irrigation in Kenya. Our drip kits for sale start from kitchen gardens to one 1 acre drip irrigation systems. 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 one of the largest drip irrigation kits suppliers in Kenya, we complement our systems with pipes for irrigation systems. These are PVC and HDPE pipes.
There are 2 types of drip irrigation systems 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 15cm, 20cm or 30cm. They irrigate vegetable crops.
- Button drippers. These are emitter attached on the surface of a 1mm thick, 16mm diameter HDPE pipe. They irrigate orchards and forestry.
Drip Kits FAQs
Grekkon Limited’s drip irrigation kits in Kenya are a package that consists of; a tank connector, a drip irrigation filter, HDPE or PVC pipe, and drip irrigation system fittings. We design our small scale irrigation kits to specific parameters.
Drip Irrigation Requirements
1. A water source. River, reservoir, lake or well/ borehole
2. A mechanism to move this water from the source to the tank or directly to the drip irrigation system. This will be a pump and piping.
3. Water storage tank if you’re using gravity to irrigate
4. A tank connector
5. Pipes for the mainline and sub-main line. These will be PVC or HDPE pipes
6. Mainline and sub mainline fittings
7. Drip irrigation water filter
8. Drip irrigation pipes
10. Ball valves
1. Kitchen garden kits; 10M x 5M, 10M x 20M and 20M x 30M. Kes 3,500
2. One eighth acre kits; 22.5M x 22.5M/ 506M square. Kes 17,500
3. Quarter acre kits; 32M x 32M/ 1,024M square. Kes 33,000
4. Half acre drip kits; 45M x 45M/ 2,025M square. Kes 60,000
5. One acre drip kits 63.6M x 63.6M/ 4,048M square. Kes 100,000
Irrigation time. Early morning watering is the best so that the soil warms up during the day. Cold wet soil is a precursor for root infections in many commercial crops.
0.4mm thickness and above is well suited for tropical open field crops. It lasts longer. 0.3mm thick drip tapes can be used in the greenhouse where there’s less solar radiation exposure, otherwise they have a shorter lifespan in the open field.
Most drip irrigation tapes in Kenya are designed to work under very low gravity pressure (from 1.5 meters head or 0.15 bar). When using high pressure, consider using double emitter drips pipes or high pressure models
Your choice is based on the volume of water needed by crop. A drip line with an emitter spacing of 15cm will water more per unit area than a 30cm line
How to Install a Drip Irrigation System 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 litre container and determine how long it takes to fill up. This will give you your actual flow rate. he higher your emitter flow rate, the higher the rate of watering and less incidence of emitter clogging. Farmers are encouraged to use drip tapes with emitter flow rates from 1.5 liters per hour.
As drip experts, our UV treated irrigation kits are;
- 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
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