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 suppliers in Kenya, we complement our systems with drip irrigation pipes for irrigation systems. These are PVC and HDPE irrigation 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 emitters attached on 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 60,000
5. 1-acre drip irrigation kit price; 4,048M sq. Kes 100,000

How much does it cost to put in a drip system?

The drip system costs given above are complete. They cover all material and labour 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?

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?

Your choice is based on the volume of water needed by the crop.

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

How long should I drip irrigate?

Irrigate until the soil is wet and cannot hold any more water

Why is drip irrigation expensive?

Because it has many pipes to lay

How many emitters can I put on a drip line?

There is no limit to the number of emitters.

What are the two main types of drip irrigation?

Pre-perforated drip pipes and button drippers

How to Install a Drip Irrigation System 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.

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
 

How Do You Drip Irrigate?

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?

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.

 

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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
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  • Am interested

    Patrice Mutua
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  • 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

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