Micro-sprinkler irrigation is a type of sprinkler irrigation that provides low to moderate water quantities at low pressure. This is an efficient method of water distribution for your farm. The mechanism uniformly distributes precipitation throughout your farm. It is suitable for crops such as peanuts, chili peppers, capsicum, cilantro, etc. Tomatoes, beans, and lettuce, which are susceptible to fungal illnesses, are not ideal for this procedure. Sprinklers must be overlapped to guarantee regular water distribution across the field. At Eunidrip Irrigation Systems, we recommend a 20 percent overlap of the distance between adjacent microsprayers.
The following are some of the benefits of employing micro-sprinkler irrigation:
- There is a uniform distribution of water on the soil.
- The use of micro-sprinklers makes it easy to detect blockages compared to drip irrigation.
- Increased yields on the farm due to efficient water and nutrient application.
- This method of irrigation is ideal for sloppy or irregular fields.
Components of micro-sprinkler irrigation.
- Piping network – This network consists of pipes that transport water from the pump to the farm. Depending on where the pipes would be installed, high-density polyethene (HDPE) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes would be optimal. Our knowledgeable staff can advise you on which pipes to use.
- Filters – they help to remove particles from the water that can clog the sprinkler nozzles. Disc and screen filters are more suitable for such a system.
- Fittings and accessories to make connections in the system.
- Micro-sprinklers – these distribute the water in the form of droplets.
- Pump – to provide enough pressure to the irrigating water.
- Fertigation system – this is an arrangement that delivers water-soluble fertilisers to the crops.
Factors to consider when selecting micro-sprinklers
- The flow rate – the flow rate of the micro-sprinklers should cater to the soil infiltration rates. If the soil has poor infiltration, then it would be best to use micro-sprinklers with low flow rates.
- Insect prevention – insects can enter the nozzles and cause poor rotation affecting application uniformity. You can use micro-sprinklers with pop-up rotors to avoid this problem.
- Pressure of water – Normally there can be fluctuations in the water pressure resulting in uneven water distribution. You can use pressure compensated micro-sprinklers to curb this problem.
- Reliability – always select micro-sprinklers with a good reputation in the field to avoid low-quality sprinklers. Eunidrip offers high-quality micro-sprinklers that can be proven by the number of our clients.
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