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?

 

A bumper harvest of potato grown under a drip irrigation system installed by Grekkon Limited in Aldai area, Nandi county

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.

DRIP IRRIGATION

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 DRIPPERS

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.

OVERHEAD IRRIGATION

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.

IMPACT SPRINKLERS

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

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.

 

FAQs

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

 

Irrigation in Kenya by Grekkon Limited

A 1″ rain gun sprinkler installed by Grekkon Limited in Sagana area, Murang’a county irrigating pasture

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

 

Comments (80)

  • Where are your office/offices located in Kenya?

    Reply
    • Good evening Wesley,

      This irrigation systems company in Kenya has offices in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nyeri, Meru and Nyahururu

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • I am interested in installing a button drip irrigation system for my 2.2 acre fruit orchard. I have over 300mangoes, 100 citrus, some 70 bananas, and pawpaws. These are at different stages of growth. I have a shallow well an electric pump and a 5000litre overhead tank on the farm. I have a drip system installed for 1/4acre. My orchard has trees planted in a mixed pattern, not straight lines. Would you be able to do an assessment and get me quotes for a completion of the button drip system?

    William
    Reply
    • Good morning William,

      To quote for your button dripper irrigation cost in Kenya, a physical site visit is needed. Please share with us your contact numbet for us to reach you

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Hi,

    I have a small farm in Luanda that I want to commercialise. Do you have staff in western for discussions and a visit?
    Do you also do soil testing?

    Regards,

    Monica
    Reply
    • Good evening Monica,

      As the irrigation company in Kenya, we visit farmers in western Kenya via our Eldoret or Kisumu offices. Please share your contact number for us to reach you or call us in Kisumu on 0759 000 911 or in Eldoret on 0711 895 635

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Hello Grekkon Ltd, I have a pump which can pump upto 60m³/h. Maximum pumping head of 25m. The actual head in the field is 20m. I want to use your sprinkler guns in the operation. Please advice on the suitable one and the number of guns to use. Land area 4 acres.

    Samuel
    Reply
    • Good morning Samuel,

      That pressure is low, and will only support a maximum of 1 unit of our rain gun sprinklers for sale in Kenya.

      We advise that you try the smaller 3/4″ impact sprinklers which will give you more units to run

      If you must irrigate with rain guns, then you need a water pump with a greater head (from 60M)

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Am in Uganda i need button drippers to establish 2 acres of pawpaw spacing 2*2m and 1 acre of pixies oranges 3*5m what is the cost including transportation for each?
    Nice time waiting to hear from you son
    Regards
    Peter Okuonzi

    okuonzi peter
    Reply
    • Good morning Okuonzi,

      The EXW cost of button drippers in Uganda for 2 acres of Pawpaw is Kes 250,000 ($2,500)

      While the EXW price of button drippers for 2 acres of pixel oranges is Kes 200,000 ($2,000)

      This price includes all material and labor. To provide you with the transport and other costs (technician accomodation, and meals), share with us the exact location of the farm

      We serve Uganda through our Eldoret or Kisumu offices

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Halo, was watching your clips on YouTube on the rain gun and was really impressed. Just wanna know, is there is a suitable size of the rain gun to cover a small piece of land like a quarter acre or half? Or the gun can be adjusted to cover a smaller range?

    Regards.
    Musembi.

    Musembi
    Reply
    • Good evening Musembi,

      Thank you for watching. Grekkon rain gun sprinklers for sale in Kenya come in many sizes depending on the area you want to irrigate in one go. See details in the link below, then advice us on your preference.

      https://grekkon.com/rain-run-sprinklers-2/

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Hi .
    Can I get for a kitchen garden 10 m by 10 m.o

    Patricia
    Reply
  • Hello. I would like your quotation for Drip irrigation for 5 acres as soon as possible. The source of water is plenty and therefore I can adapt rain horse irrigation as well. Therefore I request rain horse quotation too. Please include all items and everything required so that I can be aware of total budget. Thank you

    Geoffrey Mitambo
    Reply
    • Good afternoon Geoffrey,

      For us to privide your 5 acre drip kit cost in Kenya, or your rain hose kit price, we have to make site assessment visit. Please share your number with us or reach us on 0777 157 132

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • I would like to speak to someone about the pop up irrigation system. Please calm on 0789 555 555

    June
    Reply
    • Good morning June,

      Wambúi from our Nairobi office will call you on your pop-up sprinkler irrigation system price in Kenya

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • I TRUST YOU ARE WELL. WHAT ARE THE PRICES OF THE VARIOUS CONNECTORS/ACCESSORIES FOR A 40MM RAIN HOSE SYSTEM TO COVER 1 ACRE.
    REGARDS.

    EDWIN MACHARIA
    Reply
    • Good evening Edwin,

      The 40mm rain hose kit fittings prices in Kenya for the end cap, front and mid connectors are Kes 350 a piece.

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply

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