Grekkon Limited supplies fruit farm drip irrigation systems that are tailored for orchards in tropical climates. We install the button drip irrigation system on every fruit crop according to the farm size and crop spacing. This fruit irrigation kit will have an adjustable or none adjustable online dripper that emits water to the fruit tree.
- How to set up a fruit farm drip irrigation system
A farm design is laid out to determine the irrigation system outlay. Once in place, a material bill of quantities is developed to determine the cost.
The cost of the system depends on the fruit tree spacing. An avocado crop spaced at 5M x 5M apart costs less than a pawpaw crop spaced 2M x 2M apart because the latter will use more irrigation material.
- How to choose the right button drippers
Adjustable button drippers are adjusted b hand to emit a framer’s desired water volume to a tree. None adjustable button drippers are set in their emission flow and will provide uniform water.
Adjustable drippers work well in smaller orchards and the latter in large scale farms.
- How to install button drippers
Use a button dripper punch to puncture holes on the 16mm HDPE pipe. The button dripper is then inserted into these holes.
Depending on the fruit tree spacing, drip irrigation on an acre of a fruit orchard is from Kes 40,000
A button dripper irrigation system consumes 20% the amount of water an alternative irrigation system such as sprinklers will use.
Summary; fruit farm drip irrigation
A PVC or HDPE main and sub mainline systems to deliver irrigation water to the 16m HDPE line that has button drippers attached to irrigate each fruit tree. The mainline and sub mainline size depends on the number of trees irrigated. With more trees, a larger pipe is used to deliver more water per session.