Drip Irrigation kit – Buy Now!
Drip irrigation kit is a system that uses trickle form of irrigation for passing water to the root zone of plants. The dripped water goes slowly to the roots of the plants where the water can be effectively and efficiently used by the plants.
A typical drip irrigation kit uses a set of pipes, tubes, hoses, connectors, emitters, valves and sometimes fertilizers injectors to pass water to the roots of plants. Drip irrigation as a type of micro-irrigation is known to be the most efficient type of irrigation when it comes to water saving, labour needs savings and weed control.
For any drip irrigation system to work effectively, it must be connected to a source of water. The source of water can be a borehole, water well, river, dam, stream or any water reservoir etc.
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Drip irrigation can also be called trickle irrigation because it irrigates crops in a trickle manner. The water drips in trickles to the roots of plants. Drip irrigation systems can be installed on the surface of the soil; they can also be installed under the soil (subsurface irrigation).
Drip irrigation as a type of micro-irrigation encourages all year round farming especially in areas where rainfall is seasonal. Take Nigeria as an instance, rain falls between the months of April to October; most famers cultivate their crops during this season. With drip irrigation, farmers can farm during the dry season when there are no rains.
Drip Irrigation Kit in Nigeria
The use of drip irrigation kit in Nigeria is a fairly new concept. About 80% of farmers in Nigeria are rain fed farmers, that is, they wait for the seasonal rains before they go to farm to cultivate their crops. The few farmers that practice irrigation farming in Nigeria rely on flood irrigation with its attendant disadvantages.
Some farmers have now tried drip irrigation in Nigeria and seen the advantages, some have recorded over 200% in their yield, thanks to the fertigation and all year round water supply attributes of drip irrigation.
Drip irrigation is mostly used to cultivate vegetables in Nigeria. It is now fairly common to see urban farmers cultivating their peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes etc. with the aid of drip irrigation kits.
Few large scale tree crop farmers also use drip irrigation for the cultivation of their cocoa, oil palm, plantain, cashew, mango and coconut etc.
Farmers using drip irrigation in Nigeria can be found in almost all states namely, Lagos, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ibadan, Gombe, Plateau, Edo, Imo, Anambra, Ekiti, Ogun, Enugu, Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi, Borno and Rivers etc.
Drip Irrigation Kit for Tomato Farming in Nigeria
Tomato farming can be very profitable if done the right way. To make good money from tomato farming, drip irrigation is a must. The prices of tomatoes skyrocket between May-August every year, to make money during this period, a farmer has to plant his tomato during the dry season, so he needs to use drip irrigation.
Drip irrigation also allows the farmer to increase his plant density, he can apply fertilisers to his tomato plants intermittently and also irrigate the plants consistently, this can result to a significant higher yield than tomato farmers who solely rely on rainfall.
At Veggie Grow, we have had instances of tomato farmers that increased their yield by over 400% because they converted their tomato farms to drip irrigation.
Drip Irrigation Kit for Cucumber Farming in Nigeria
Cucumber farming is called farmer’s ATM because of its ability to turn a farmer to a millionaire within 45-70 days. Cucumber plants yield a lot if cultivated under drip irrigation.
Cucumbers love water; hence the use of drip irrigation for cucumber cultivation can yield to a very high yield unlike rain fed cultivation. Drip irrigation will also enable all year round farming of cucumbers so that the farmer can have fruits to sell all year round.
In the conventional rain fed cucumber farming, farmers can only plant about 4,000 plants of cucumbers on one acre, using drip irrigation; a farmer can plant between 10,000 – 15,000 cucumber plants on one acre.
We have seen farmers that made N20 million from their farms with the aid of drip irrigation systems. A lot of farmers make millions through the use of drip irrigation. Drip irrigation can be used to cultivate all types of vegetables and crops.
Drip Irrigation Kit for High Density Tree Crop or Cash Crop Farming
Drip Irrigation can be used for high density tree crop farming which can result to high yield and profitability for farmers.
Take for instance, using rain fed method, about 60 cashew seedlings or trees can be planted on one acre but using the high density drip irrigation method, 440 cashew trees can be planted on one acre.
High density drip irrigation method can be applied to cocoa, coconut, mango, oranges and a whole lot of cash crops and fruit crops in Nigeria.
One Acre Drip Irrigation Kit
A one acre drip irrigation kit is a type of drip irrigation system for one acre of farmland or land. One acre is approximately 4,000 square meters. This means that a one acre drip irrigation kit covers a 4,000 square meters of land.
A one acre drip irrigation kit is sold at N200,000 at Veggie Grow. It consists of drip tapes, connectors, sub mains/lay flat hoses, end plugs, joiners, venturi injector and valves.
Veggie Grow also sells one hectare drip irrigation kit.
Cost of Drip Irrigation Kit
The price of drip irrigation systems in Nigeria varies. A note of warning, never buy drip irrigation because the price seems too cheap. Unscrupulous suppliers will lure you with incredibly cheap prices to buy sub-standard drip irrigation system that will not serve the purpose it is meant for.
A farmer once contacted Veggie Grow to inquire about a standard drip irrigation kit for 10 acres. Veggie Grow told him the cost but he left to buy from a supplier that offered him a ridiculous low price. After 4 months, he returned to Veggie Grow to buy another drip irrigation system. The sub-standard drip irrigation system he bought got blocked within 2 months, it was not pressure compensating and all the emitters were not dripping water. This is a typical case of PENNYWISE, POUND FOOLISH.
Depending on the type of crop you cultivate and your planting population, the price of a one acre drip irrigation system in Nigeria can vary from N100,000 – N300,000.
The price of a one acre drip irrigation kit for a vegetable crop like cucumbers can be between N250,000 to N300,000 while the price of a one acre drip irrigation kit for a crop like carrot or onions can be as high as N450,000 because of their close spacing.
Drip Irrigation Kit Suppliers in Nigeria
There are a lot of drip irrigation dealers in Nigeria; however, only very few sell quality and good drip irrigation systems. You will be shocked to know that most of the drip irrigation suppliers in Nigeria do not even know anything about farming or irrigation; they just sell what they know nothing about to unsuspecting farmers, only for the farmers to later know that they have bought sub-standard and inappropriate drip irrigation systems.
Vegie Grow is one of the most popular drip irrigation suppliers in Nigeria. This firm has experts in precision farming and irrigation who have worked extensively in Europe, Asia and Africa. Veggie Grow does not only sell irrigation systems, they also offer free services when a farmer buys his drip irrigation systems from the firm. Some of these free services include:
- Free Installation
- Free Soil Analysis
- Free Water Analysis
- Free Design of Agronomic Plan
- Plant Tissue Testing
- Farm Profit Optimisation Services
You can contact Veggie Grow through 08025141924 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Components of Drip Irrigation Kits
Valves are key parts of a typical drip irrigation system. A valve is used to turn on or to turn off the supply of water to the drip irrigation pipes or tubes.
There are several types of valves that can be used for a drip irrigation kit. Examples of drip irrigation valves are isolation valves, control valves and internet-enabled valves. Isolation valves can be manually operated to stop the flow of water to the drip irrigation lines.
Control valves are used to stop the flow of water to a segment of the drip irrigation system. They can also be used to start the flow of water to a section of the drip irrigation system.
There are also valves that can be switched on and off with the aid of the internet. This type of valves enables remote control of the drip irrigation system. A farmer can be in another country or on his bed and switch on and off his drip irrigation system.
This is also called backflow valve. The backflow preventer prevents the backflow of water to the source of water. With backflow preventer, dirt, chemicals, fertilisers and other impurities can be prevented from flowing back to the source of water.
Backflow preventer can prevent unintentional poisoning of the source of water of a farm.
In drip irrigation system, the pressure regulator is used to reduce the water pressure. It is also used to maintain water pressure throughout the drip irrigation flow lines. A pressure regulator can also be called a pressure reducing valve. It does not completely shut the flow of water, it just reduces water pressure. Too high water pressure can damage some drip irrigation tapes or tubes, hence the need for pressure reducing valves or pressure regulators.
A lot of the drip irrigation systems marketed are built to work with low pressure. The flexible drip irrigation tapes used for vegetables in Nigeria work with pressure not exceeding 1 bar, in the case of water pressure exceeding 1 bar, a pressure reducing valve must be used.
There are mainly two types of pressure regulators namely the adjustable pressure regulators and the non-adjustable pressure regulators. The adjustable pressure regulators allow for a farmer to pre-set the water pressure he wants for his drip irrigation system while the non-adjustable pressure regulator has only a fixed water pressure level a farmer can use for his drip irrigation system.
Pressure regulators can be made from plastic or brass, the plastic type is the commonest type of pressure regulator used for drip irrigation system.
Gravity Drip Irrigation System in Nigeria
A gravity fed drip irrigation system is a type of drip irrigation set up used for gardens and small farm. In this type of drip irrigation set up, an overhead tank or water reservoir is connected to the drip irrigation tapes; the height of the overhead water tank makes the water flow to the drip tapes through natural gravitational force (gravity).
Gravity drip irrigation system can work with a low water pressure; this is one of the advantages of using this type of drip irrigation set-up. It enables small holder farmers to use drip irrigation without necessarily spending a lot of money.
With gravity drip irrigation, farmers can cultivate pepper, tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables all year round.
Rainwater can be harvested and used in the gravity drip irrigation system. Gravity drip irrigation system in Nigeria is a concept that is rapidly developing among farmers.
Veggie Grow has set up a lot of gravity drip irrigation systems for small holder farmers and gardeners in Nigeria.
How to Set Up a Drip Irrigation Kit
To set up a simple drip irrigation kit, the following are needed:
- A source of water (borehole, river, dam, well and stream etc.)
- Drip tapes or drip tubes
- Drip Irrigation connectors
- Lay flat hoses
- Main pipes
- Air Valve
- Backflow valve
- Power or electricity
- End plugs etc.
The drip tapes or tubes should not exceed 100 metres, if the drip irrigation system is installed in a windy location; hold down stakes can be used to hold down the drip tapes.
When connecting the drip tapes to a lay flat hose, a punch tool should be used to create holes on the lay flat hoses so that croco connectors can be attached to it for onward connection to the drip tapes or tubes.
Greenhouse Farming and Drip Irrigation
A typical greenhouse consists of the structure and the drip irrigation system. Drip irrigation systems are used for irrigating crops in greenhouses and polytunnels.
The crops cultivated in greenhouses are usually irrigated with drip irrigation tapes or tubes. As a matter of fact, I have not seen any greenhouse without a drip irrigation system.
Greenhouse farming goes hand in hand with drip irrigation.