Drip kits

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 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 pressured.

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.
 
Winnie, a smallholder urban farmer in Nairobi county whose drip irrigation system was set up by Grekkon Limited

 

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 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
9. Accessories
10. Ball valves

How much is a drip irrigation system in Kenya?

1. Kadogo drip kit price; 10M x 5M, 10M x 20M, and 20M x 30M. Kes 3,500
2. 1/8 acre kits; 506M sq. Kes 17,500
3. 1/4 acre drip irrigation kits; 32M x 32M/ 1,024M sq. Kes 33,000
4. 1/2 acre drip kits; 2,025M sq. Kes 65,000

5. 3/4 acre drip kits; 3,036M sq. Kes 80,000
6. 1-acre drip irrigation kit price; 4,048M sq. Kes 120,000

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

  1. Design.

    Make a sketch outlay of the farm

  2. Trench.

    Make trenches for the main and sub-main pipes if the system will be sub-surface

  3. Connections.

    Begin the connection at the tank or pump station

  4. Piping.

    Lay the main and sub-main pipes

  5. Emitters.

    Connect the drip lines and align the emitters

  6. Test

    Check your system for pressure, leakages, and sufficiency of water supply

  7. 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

 

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Comments (21)

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  • Dear Sir/madam,

    I would like to utilise my small peice of land 1/8 acre for onions and i need drip kit and expertise guidance on process.

    Kindly help + 254 710 225188

    frigustus kituku
    Reply
  • Am interested

    Patrice Mutua
    Reply
  • Get in touch with me, would like irrigation on my farm at the coast

    Lilian Mwendwa Kiogora
    Reply
    • Dear Lilian,

      Thank you for your enquiry. We will contact you on email.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • quotation of an acre doing passion fruits in Rumuruti

    nancy
    Reply
  • Would wish to install in my tree tomato small farm is it possible?

    Karanja alfred
    Reply
    • Dear Karanja,

      This is not possible because these drip kits are for vegetable crops, not fruit trees. For tree tomato, see the system to use and the price in this link.
      https://grekkon.com/tree-tomato-or-tamarillo-irrigation/

      If you’re fine, then w’ll be glad to quote for you and eventually make an installation.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Very great content Grekkon. When I am ready, I will definitely purchase my kit from you. This is the right way of selling a product.

    James
    Reply
  • Interested in installing a drip system of 10M by 20 M for strawberry in Ahero – Kisumu County. Price guide please

    Godfrey Were
    Reply
    • Dear Godfrey,

      Thank you for your enquiry. This will cost Kes 18,000 for all material and labor. We have a new office in Kisumu located at Ojenge Plaza, next to Kondele roundabout. Our office line is 0759 000 911. Please share your number or visit us to discuss this.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • How much is the cost of 1/4 acre drip kit installation

    Wario salla
    Reply
    • Dear Wario,

      The cost of a 1/4 acre, 2 drip lines per bed is Kes 33,000. When and where do you intend to have this system installed? See details in this link below.

      https://grekkon.com/drip-kits/

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Kindly talk to me on 0721258771..I need a kit to irrigate 2acres or tomatoes

    Duncan
    Reply
    • Dear Duncan,

      Thank you for your enquiry. Someone from our commercial team will call you in a while.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Interested in 1/4 irrigation kit

    AENEAS SITATI WANYONYI
    Reply
    • Dear Aeneas,

      Sure we’re glad to walk you through this and eventually make an installation. Please inbox your contact or reach us on 0715 157 132.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Hi grekkon Team,
    I am very much happy with your products. I have gone through your website and convinced and the only thing i want to do is to visit your branch in Kisumu very soon .
    Hopefully i will visit your branch at kondele.
    Regards
    Richard

    Richard Ochanjo
    Reply
    • Dear Richard,

      Your kind compliment is appreciated. Cynthia and Herbert are glad to attend to you when you check in. Karibu!

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply

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