Why Your Horse-power Isn’t Everything
Many of our Kenya irrigation farmers growing tomato, cabbage, capsicum, onion, garlic, strawberry, avocado, passion fruit, pawpaw, herbs procuring drip irrigation kits, sprinklers and pumps for are usually inclined to seek the right pump to power sprinklers or otherwise irrigate, solely based on horsepower. Actually, horsepower is a last, not a sole nor first consideration.
First, the farmer must determine his/her daily crop water need. It is from this that Grekkon Limited will derive the sprinkler size/ type, number of units required after we have done the design works. Then, Grekkon Limited will advise on pump a pump that discharges this water volume at the requisite pressure, based on the irrigation method adopted. Lastly, Grekkon Limited will get the farmer to know at what horsepower this ( water volume and pressure) is achieved