Tomato Drip Irrigation Kit

Grekkon Limited’s tomato drip irrigation kit is for crops with medium-range spacing. These are; tomato, cabbage, and capsicum. A farmer will choose to have either raised beds or just plain lying land to install a tomato drip irrigation kit. Commercial tomato farming in Kenya is by irrigation. Tomato irrigation system requirement is an integral cost of tomato farming in Kenya. To recoup this cost, the best time to plant tomato in Kenya is during the dry season, to harvest in the rainy season when prices are high. Our agronomy team trains farmers on tomato irrigation techniques countrywide

Tomato Drip Irrigation Kit Cost

Acreage
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                
 4,048                                 
  KES 125,000

These are prices for 2 drip rows per bed

How do you make a drip irrigation system for tomatoes?

1. Bed making

Your beds will be 0.8M wide to allow for 2 rows of drip lines, and 30cm high for good drainage. Drainage is key to prevent root rot as a result of too much stagnant water

2. Drip irrigation tapes laying

Place 2 rows of drip lines per bed. Each drip line row is 20cm apart and will be 20cm from the edge of the bed. Where no beds are made, each row is 30cm apart

3. Tomato drip irrigation schedule

3.1. When you should irrigate your tomato plant

  • Put on your tomato watering system early in the morning
  • Avoid afternoon irrigation when evaporation is high
  • Avoid evening irrigation when the soil is cooling

3.2. How long to irrigate your tomato with drip irrigation

  • Depending on your soil moisture level, water for 20 to 35 minutes

3.3. How often to water tomato with drip irrigation

In the dry season, irrigate 3 times weekly

 

 

Tomato Drip Irrigation Kit FAQs

Is drip irrigation good for tomatoes?

Drip irrigation is the best for tomatoes because no water is in contact with the leaves. Too much moisture on tomato leaves is a precursor for fungal infections such as early and late blight. Avoid overhead irrigation through such systems as; rain gun sprinklers or impact sprinklers, and rain hose kits and pivots

What is the best irrigation system for tomatoes?

Drip irrigation is the best system for tomato because it is water-efficient by providing water directly to the plants in measured quantities

How much water do tomatoes need drip irrigation?

An acre of land should retain 10,000litres of water t any time to meet the water demands of your tomato crop

How do you drip water tomatoes?

Use 20cm or 30cm emitter drip tapes. Water early in the morning and avoid late evening irrigation

How long should vegetables run drip irrigation?

When the soil is wet enough, but without a runoff

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