WE HAVE ALL YOUR IRRIGATION SOLUTIONS
Grekkon Limited is a large irrigation equipment supplier company in Kenya. The company was voted in 2019 by farmers as the best irrigation systems company in Kenya, to win the prestigious Agribusiness Excellence Award 2019. This anchored us among the top irrigation companies in Kenya. Grekkon Limited won the award in recognition of its training to smallholder irrigation farmers in Africa on;
- How to choose the right irrigation system
- On what are the most efficient ways to irrigate crops
- And answering commonly asked questions such as; what do you need for drip irrigation?
What we offer
Our irrigation systems in Kenya are; drip kits, rain hose systems, rain gun sprinklers, impact sprinklers, and pop-up sprinklers. We supply and install various types of irrigation equipment. This is according to; crop type, topography, available water, location, and client’s budget. Our broad range of accessories, equipment, and systems covers; farms, greenhouses, lawns, and golf courses. Our irrigation pipes for sale support overhead systems, drip systems equipment, and rain hose kits. They are diverse in each category to meet specific crop and grower demands.
VEGETABLE DRIP KITS
Our vegetable drip kit is designed according to the crop. Watermelons that are sparsely spaced have 1 drip line per bed, tomato, cabbage, pepper have 2 drip lines per bed and closely spaced crops like onion, garlic, strawberry, herbs have 3 drip lines per bed. Crop spacing determines the emitter spacing used on the drip line. Grekkon Limited’s drip kits have a flow rate of 1.5 liters to 2 liters per hour, are 0.4mm thick, and 16mm in diameter. We have an option of single or double emitters on each drip irrigation equipment. The former for low water gravity flow, the latter for high-pressure machine pumped water flow.
Button drip irrigation is for biannual and perennial crops that are sparsely spaced. Orchards, forestry, parks, and hedges are watered using this system. We install both adjustable and none adjustable button drippers with flow rates of up to 70 liters per hour.
RAIN GUN SPRINKLERS
Rain gun sprinklers are high pressure, high volume water sprinklers for diverse crops. We supply them as 1”, 1.5″, 2″, and 2.5″ brass and steel units with a lifetime of 50 years. Before installing any rain gun sprinkler, we assist the grower in determining his/ her water sufficiency and supplying the appropriate pump to power the sprinkler unit.
Our plastic or brass sprinklers work under low gravity and high pressure water flow. Water discharge rate, optimum working pressure and spray radius is determined by the nozzle size, for which we have; 1/2″, 3/4” and 1″.
POP UP SPRINKLERS
Pop-up sprinklers are set below ground level to water lawns and golf courses. As the name suggests, they are pushed up by water under high pressure and rotate 360 degrees for over a timed period. Grekkon Limited’s pop up sprinklers are available as; 1/2″ and 3/4″.
RAIN HOSE KITS
Rain Hose is a high-pressure irrigation system with nanotechnology. It is a flexible HDPE hose with a pattern of sequential holes punctured along its width. Nanotechnology puncturing provides uniformity of emission. It works well in crop nurseries, low-lying vegetable crops, and in crops that cannot be drip irrigated such as carrot.
1.What is the main function of irrigation?
To provide water to crops during periods of insufficient rainfall. Also, to grow crops in places where there is no rainfall at all such as greenhouses
2. What are the three main types of irrigation?
2.1. Overhead: This is when the crop is watered from above. Besides irrigating the crop, it raises humidity which is important in crop pests and diseases management. However, it has high water losses as a result of evaporation. It is water inefficient because excess water is applied. Irrigation is done on places without beds such as paths. This encourages weed growth, which increases the farm’s operational costs. Examples of overhead irrigation are; sprinkler systems, pivot irrigation and the rain hose irrigation
2.2. Surface: This is when water is provided directly at the base of the plant. Examples are; basin, furrow, and drip irrigation. Basin and furrow irrigation are the least expensive methods because the capital outlay is minimal. But like overhead irrigation, they are water inefficient, with high evaporation rates. They also cause heavy leaching of minerals. Drip irrigation is water efficient, but is expensive to install
2.3. Sub-surface. This is the use of underground pipes to deliver water directly to the roots beneath. It is the most water efficient method of irrigation with zero evaporation losses, and also because it delivers water exactly where it is needed. It is the most expensive irrigation method to install
3. What are the four types of irrigation systems by Grekkon Limited?
3.1. Sprinkler/ overhead irrigation; rain gun sprinklers for high volume discharge, impact sprinklers, butterfly sprinklers for small gardens, meganet sprinklers, and pop up sprinklers for lawns, gardens, courts and stadiums
3.2. Rain hose irrigation systems for multiple uses
3.3. Drip irrigation for vegetable crops, and button drip irrigation for trees
4. What is the cost of drip irrigation per acre?
It depends on the crop type. From Kes 55,000 for fruits to Kes 145,000 for densely populated crops like onion
5. How many drip lines per acre?
This is determined by the crop type. The smaller it is, the higher the number of drip lines
Onion, garlic, strawberry will have 3 drip lines per bed. Cabbage, capsicums, tomato, potato will have 2 drip rows per bed. Water melon, butternut will have one drip line per bed
6. How much is a sprinkler system for 1 acre in Kenya?
The cost of a sprinkler system in Kenya is from Kes 60,000 per acre
7. What is the best irrigation system in Kenya?
For water use efficiency, drip irrigation is the best, but the most costly to install
8. Which irrigation type is most affordable?
Basin or furrow flood irrigation is the cheapest and oldest irrigation method. However, it requires voluminous amounts of water
9. How many liters of water can irrigate 1 acre?
We recommend a minimum of 16,000 litres for dry land per irrigation session. This amount will decrease as consistent irrigation is undertaken
10. What irrigation is expensive?
Sub-surface drip irrigation is the most expensive irrigation system. It requires special emitters that work underground, and specialised installation equipment