Grekkon Limited’s steps to install drip irrigation systems are a drip installation guide to farmers. Knowing how to install a drip irrigation system helps in system management. Our steps to install drip irrigation systems answers these often posed questions.
- How do you install drip irrigation kits?
- What is the process of drip irrigation?
- What is the average cost for installing a drip irrigation system?
- How much does it cost to install drip irrigation on 1 acre?
- What are the pros and cons of drip irrigation?
- What are the two main types of drip irrigation?
Steps To Install Drip Irrigation Systems
I. Site survey
It identifies the layout of the drip irrigation system. The size of the land, the direction of the slope, and the height of the gradient are key considerations here. Land size advises on the main pipe and sub-main pipe sizes
II. Water source identification
Is this drip irrigation by gravity flow or water pump powered? The amount of water will determine the size of the blocks and the number of hydrants put up. Also, water cleanliness and pressure type will guide the filter type
III. Pipe laying
IV. How to install drip lines
i. Vegetables. Your drip lines will connect to the sub-surface PVC sub-main pipes by a 30cm long 16mm HDPE pipe. The 16mm HDPE connection to the PVC pipe is by a starter connector. An offtake connector joins the 16mm HDPE pipe to the drip tape. The end cap is at the end of the drip line. A drip to drip connector is used on damaged drip tape or when 2 drip tapes connect
ii. Fruit tree irrigation. Your 16mm HDPE pipe will connect to the sub-surface PVC or HDPE sub-main pipes by a starter connector. The end line is at the end of the 16mm HDPE line. A PE to PE connector is used on damaged HDPE pipe or when 2 HDPE pipes connect. Online button drippers are inserted on the 16mm HDPE for each tree. This is how to connect button drip emitters for fruit trees in orchards
V. How to install drip irrigation to an existing sprinkler system
The 2 systems will share the mainline. A new sub-main line will be laid for the drip irrigation system
Steps To Install Drip Irrigation Systems; pros & cons
- they conserve water
- there is uniform crop maturity because each plant receives the same amount of water
- it saves on labor cost
- it is expensive to install
- drip lines will be changed every 5 -6 years
Steps To Install Drip Irrigation Kit; cost
Our drip installation cost by land size is
||Size in Meters Square
||Price in KES
|Kadogo drip kit||50 to 200||KES 3,500|
|1/8th acre||506||KES 17,500|
|1/4 acre||1,024||KES 33,000|
|1/2 acre||2,025||KES 65,000|
|3/4 acre||3,036||KES 80,000|
| 1 acre