Mist Irrigation

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Mist irrigation is a perfect way to water crops, increase humidity and cool off greenhouse or outdoor temperature through very fine water droplets spray. Mist irrigation systems in Kenya are used in vegetable seedlings nurseries, greenhouse vegetables, and flowers.

Grekkon Limited is a large supplier of 2-way and 4-way nozzles mist irrigation systems to vegetable and flower growers in the country. They are easy to install and use, and are economical at a price of Kes 350 a unit. Our misters for irrigation work with a 200 mesh irrigation water filter. This will keep away dirt that will otherwise block the tiny nozzles

 

A 4-way mister

How does a mist irrigation system work?

The cold tiny water droplets from the mister create a huge surface area which increase humidity and lowers the temparature as they evaporate. Some droplets fall on the growing media or soil surface and are uptaken via the root system

 

How a mist irrigation nozzle works

What is the importance of micro mister irrigation?

  • to raise humidity; for growth and for management f diseases and pests
  • to remove moisture loss via evaporation
  • lowering of ambient temperature
  • crop watering
  • to suppress dust

 

How to set up a mist irrigation kit system

How to set up misters for irrigation

  1. Connect to the water source

    The line will be connected to a high-pressure water pump that pumps water from the source to the misting system’s HDPE mainline. Add a 200 mesh water filter along this line to prevent clogging by sediments in the water

  2. Connect the misters

    Misting tubes will be connected to the misting system’s mainline at intervals of 1M. The shorter the misters, the higher the pressure and the finer the water droplets are.

  3. Add nozzlesConnect the 2-way or 4-way misting nozzles to the hanging tubes

Step to follow to unclod misting nozzles

    • remove the clogged nozzle from the mist irrigation system
    • remove the O-ring from the misting nozzle
    • soak the clogged misting nozzle in white vinegar or CLR for an hour
    • rinse the misting nozzle in clean clear water
    • flush the misting lines and mount the misting nozzle back to the mist irrigation kit

 

 

Mist Irrigation FAQs

1. What is mist irrigation?

It is watering a plant by spraying water droplets on it. This irrigates the plant and cools it too.

2. How much water do misters use?

Grekkon Limited’s misters use close to 5 litres per nozzle, per hour or 600 – 800ml per minute

3. What is the difference between fogging and misting?

Misting produces water droplets of 200 microns in size. They fall to the ground quickly. A fogging system releases droplets that are 10 microns in size. They remain suspended in the air and evaporate

4. How far apart should misters be?

We set our misters at 1M apart. The lateral lines to the misters are 32mm/ 1 inch in diameter.

5. How do I fix my misting system?

– Remove the clogged nozzle from the system
– Remove the O-ring from the nozzle
– Dip the nozzle in white vinegar or CLR for an hour
– Rinse the nozzle, flush the misting line and mount the nozzle back to the system

6. How much pressure should be in a misting system?

From 2.4 bar or 24M head

7. Do you need a pump for a misting system

Yes

8. How long should misters run?

For as long as they are needed to

9. How high should you hang irrigation miters?

For the best performance, hang them 2.4 to 3M (8ft to 10ft) above the ground

 

Misters for irrigation by Grekkon Limited

4-way misters hang in a greenhouse vegetable nursery

10. How do you keep your misters from clogging

Install a water filter after the booster pump

11. Is misting better than watering?

Misting will boost humidity rapidly, but takes much longer to give the plant enough water. Misting is a good solution to overwatering. It suppliments watering

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Established in 2017, Grekkon Limited is a Kenyan agribusiness company. It specialises in the provision of; - Irrigation systems - Greenhouse construction - Dam liners installation - Water pumps - Solar dryers construction - Agriculture nets - Borehole drilling The company has operations offices in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nyeri, Meru, and Nyahururu

Comments (8)

  • Would you kindly share location of shop or number to contact

    Jonathan Mativo
    Reply
    • Good morning Jonathan,

      Our HO is at Amrash Business Park in Utawala. Reach us on 0777 157 132

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • my number is 0759897190

    hannah
    Reply
    • Good afternoon Hannah,

      Wambúi from our Nairobi office will reach you concerning your irrigation misters.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • I would like some of this in our organization’s nursery, do you deliver and set up?

    hannah
    Reply
    • Good evening Hannah,

      We do supply and install crop misters in Kenya. Please share with us your contact number for us to reach you.

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply
  • How much are the Misting Nozzles per piece

    Alex
    Reply
    • Good afternoon Alex,

      A 4-way mister is Kes 1,000, a 2-way mister at Kes 500. How many units of each do you need sir?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply

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