Drip Tape (For Drip Irrigation) – 2000/1500/1000/500 Metres
₦25,000.00 – ₦49,000.00 (-62%)
- 2000m/1500m/1000m/500m drip tapes
- 16mm diameter
- 30cm emitter spacing
- 3 Litres per Hour Emitter Water Discharge Rate
- It can be used for vegetables, broad acre crops, tree crops and fodders
- Brand: Veggie Concept
- It is packed in circular rolls
A drip tape is a tube made of polythene or flexible hose or pipe used for the passing of water to the root zones of plants. The drip tape is one of the main components of a typical drip irrigation system.
The drip irrigation system cannot work without the drip tapes as the drip tape is the main accessory for the irrigation of crops. The drip tape enables the trickle dropping of water to the roots of plants.
The drip tape has emitters pre-installed on it at equal distances called emitter spacing. The emitter spacing ranges from 10cm to 90 cm.
The product drip tape is packed in rolls of 500 metres, 1000 metres, 1500 metres and 2000 metres.
The drip tape works with low water pressure. It is usually low beside the rows of crops. It can be laid on the surface of the soil and can also be buried beneath the soil.
A drip tape can also be called a T-Tape.
Features of a drip tape
The following are the features of a drip tape:
The drip tape has an inner and outer diameter. This product has an outer diameter of 17mm and inner diameter of 16mm. The diameter is the size of the circular opening of the drip tape.
The thickness of this product is measures in millimeters or mils. This drip tape has a thickness measurement of 0.2mm and 0.3mm.
The 1500m drip tape has a thickness measurement of 0.3mm while the 2000m drip tape has a thickness measurement of 0.2mm.
The length of the drip tape is measured in metres. The drip tape comes in lengths of 500 metres, 1000 metres, 1500 metres and 2000 metres.
These products are priced based on their lengths.
The emitter spacing of the drip tape is measured in centimetres. These drip tapes have emitter spacing of 10cm, 20cm, 30cm, 50cm and 60cm.
The drip tapes come with pre-installed inline emitters.
Materials used for production
These drip tapes were manufactured with virgin polythene material. These virgin materials enable the drip tapes to last long.
This product has a pressure compensating capability. This means that the emitters on the drip tapes will discharge constant flow of water irrespective of the topography of the soil or land.
Benefits of using a drip tape for irrigation
The following are the benefits of using a drip tape for drip irrigation:
The use of drip tapes can lead to a significant increase in crop yield due to its ability to provide water from crops all year round.
Drip tapes enable plants to get soluble fertilizer through their roots in a process called Fertigation. Fertigation is 100 – 200% more efficient than other methods of fertilizer application. Fertigation also increases crop yield.
Drip tapes are more efficient than other irrigation systems.
With drip tapes, farmers can spend less on labour need for fertilizer and soil based pesticides application.
Weed pressure is usually reduced when drip tapes are used for irrigation.
Crops that drip tapes can be used for
Below are some of the crops drip tapes can be used for:
Vegetable Crops: Tomato, pepper, cucumber, watermelon, eggplants, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, spinach, lettuce, cabbage and strawberry etc.
Tree and Fruit Crops: Cocoa, oil palm, cashew, mango, orange, avocado, rubber, gmeilna and teak etc.
Broad Acre Crops: Maize, soybeans, millet, sorghum and sesame etc.
How drip tapes can be used in greenhouses
Drip tapes are usually used in greenhouses and polytunnels. They are used for irrigating the crops planted in the greenhouses.
To use drip tapes in a greenhouse, the drip tapes have to be laid beside the rows of plants.
The drip tapes also need to be connected to other components of the drip irrigation system and the source of water.
Accessories that can be used with the drip tape
The following are some of the accessories that should be used alongside the drip tape:
This is a small devices used to connect the drip tapes to the submain lines or pipes.
This device is used to block or close the end of the drip tape so that flowing water will not waste away. The end plugs ensure that the drip tapes are fully pressurized.
The fertilizer injector is used to inject and pass soluble fertilizer to the drip tapes.
Questions and Answers on Drip Tapes
Question: Are the drip tapes made of polythene?
Answer: Yes, drip tapes are made of polythene
Question: What is the diameter of the drip tape?
Answer: The diameter of the drip tape is 16mm
Question: How long can the drip tape last for?
Answer: The drip tape can last for 4-8 years
Question: What is the thickness of the drip tape?
Answer: The thickness of the 2000m drip tape is 0.2mm while the thickness of the 1500m drip tape is 0.3mm
Question: How long can I run the drip tape on the farm?
Answer: It is advisable that the length f the drip tape per row should not exceed 60 metres
Question: What is the emitter spacing of the drip tape?
Answer: The emitter spacing of the drip tape is 30cm and 50cm
Question: What is the water discharge rate of the emitters of the drip tape?
Answer: The emitters on the drip tape have water discharge rate of 3 litres per hour
Question: Is the drip tape easy to install
Answer: For small farms, the drip tapes can be installed by the farmer or a local plumber. However, for a big far, the services of an irrigation technician may be required
Question: How can the drip tape be repaired if damaged or cut?
Answer: Joiners or lock ring connectors can be used to repair the leaks or damages on the drip tape lines
Question: What is the working pressure of the drip tape?
Answer: The working pressure of the drip tape is 1 bar
Question: What is the burst pressure of the drip tape?
Answer: The burst pressure of the drip tape is 4 bar
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