Rain hose Irrigation

Grekkon Limited is a pioneer of rain hose irrigation kits in east Africa and is the largest supplier and installer of rain hose systems in the region.

 

What is a rain hose irrigation system?

Rain hose systems are a new way of watering crops intensely under moderate pressure. Each kit has a 100M long pipe as the main accessory. The pipe is sequentially perforated at determined intervals using Nanotechnology to create tiny holes from which crops are irrigated.

What are the other components of a rain hose kit?

1. Endcaps
2. Starter off-takes
3. Pipe connectors
4. Mini valves


The diameter of the pipe ranges from 32mm to 50mm. A grower chooses the preferred size based on crop water needs and area of irrigation. For instance, a farmer with 1 acre of the crop will comfortably water with the volume delivered through a 32mm rain hose pipe. Another grower with 5 acres will better irrigate with a 50mm rain hose pipe. An acre of crop uses 800 meters of 32mm rain hose pipes, 600M of 40mm pipes, and 400M of 50mm pipes.

 
 
What is the price of a rain hose irrigation kit?

1. 32mm or 1-inch diameter hose. Kes 3,500
2. 40mm or 1-1/4 inch diameter hose. Kes 4,500
3. 50mm or 1-1/2 inch diameter hose. Kes 5,500

Rain hose irrigation system requirements

  • The system requires a pressure head of 30M
  • The rate of water discharge is determined by the diameter size
  • It irrigates in opposite directions at a radius of 3M for the 32mm pipe, 5M for the 40mm pipe, and 7M for the 50mm pipe
  • The height of this water jet is 1M

How to assemble a rain hose irrigation system kit

  1. Lay the mainline

    This is the pipe delivering irrigation water to the farm from the pump. Your mainline will be larger in size than the rain hose pipe. So if your rain hose pipe is 1” for instance, use a 1.5” or 2″ main or sub mainline.

  2. Connect to the mainline

    Make a 1” insertion on the mainline and attach the off-take connector. The size of the insertion is as per the size of your off-take

  3. Hose connection

    Attach the rain hose pipe to the off-take connector

  4. Hose to hose connection

    Use the connector to attach one rain hose to another

  5. Endcap

    Insert the end cap at the end of the hose

This irrigation system is used in the following areas and on these crops

  1. Crop nurseries; vegetables, fruit, forestry
  2. Short vegetable crops (knee-high and below); cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, kales, spinach, collards, broad beans, carrot, strawberry, and others
  3. Pasture; grass and legumes

When choosing the crop to irrigate using this method, consider its susceptibility to foliage fungal infections predisposed by leaf surface wetness. Tomato, potato, peppers, peas, green beans, and chili easily succumb to foliage fungal infections when overhead or a rain hose system is used for a long time.

Grekkon limited is the largest supplier and installer of rain hose irrigation systems in Kenya.

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  • I’m in need to know how many rain hose pipe needed in three acres, and how many other components needed for it @how much all?

    Joel
    Reply
    • Dear Joel,

      Thank you for your enquiry. For 3 acres you need; 2,700M of 32mm, 2,100M of 40mm and 1,500M of 50mm rain hose pipes.

      When do you intend to install this and where?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Dear Admin
    I find. Rain hose an interesting product.
    I wish to irrigate 3/4 of an acre of vegetables inter-cropped among fruit trees, using a 2” water pump delivering fro a permanent river.
    What size of rain hose diameter and total length, cost should I expect.
    Kindly assist.
    Best regards

    George
    Reply
    • Dear George,

      Good afternoon and thank you for your inquiry. For 3/4 Ac, you’ll use 700M of 32mm, or 500M of 40mm or 400M of 50mm rain hose pipe. Where are you located and when do you intend to have this in place?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • I need to irrigate 4 hectares of land. How many of the 32mm, 40mm and 50mm systems?

    Andrew mlewa
    Reply
    • Dear Andrew,

      Each will use 900M, 700M and 500M per acre for the 32mm, 40mm and 50mm respectively. Where is your farm located sir?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Re your quote: What is the price of a rain hose irrigation kit?
    1. 32mm or 1-inch diameter hose. Kes 3,500
    2. 40mm or 1-1/4 inch diameter hose. Kes 4,500
    3. 50mm or 1-1/2 inch diameter hose. Kes 5,500.
    Question: what is the scope/dimensions/components/farm size of the kit?

    danjuma aliyu
    Reply
    • Dear Aliyu,

      This kit has; a 100M hose, a starter ball valve, rubber washer, and an end cap. The number of hoses to use per acre are well explained in the link for each diameter size.
      On which crop and acreage to you intend to have a rain hose irrigation system? Where are you located?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
    • What will be the cost of 32 mm pipe for 1acre. In kshs.

      Elias Njenga
      Reply
      • Dear Elias,

        Thank you for your inquiry. An acre will take 900M at Kes 31,500 plus all connectors.

        Best Regards,

        Customer Service

        Reply
  • Are the prices inclusive of connectors and main line? Or is it just for the rainhose and then buy the rest separately?

    Ken
    Reply
    • Dear Ken,

      Yes, the price is inclusive of the starter ball valve, a connector, and end cap. What size and length do you want?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply

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