Types of Rain Gun: Know the Types of Sprinklers in Nigeria
Rain gun sprinkler is a type of irrigation system used for the passing of water to crops in droplets and spray forms.
Rain guns are types of sprinklers. They sprinkle water to crops. Rain guns can enable farmers to cultivate their crops all year round. In periods of dryness, rain guns can be used to irrigate crops.
Rain guns can also be used to spray pesticides and foliar fertilizers to plants.
Types of Rain Gun Sprinklers in Nigeria
The following are the types of rain gun in Nigeria:
Plastic sprinklers are types of rain guns made with polythene. They usually rotate and spray water to crops.
The plastic sprinklers usually have inlet pipe size diameter of half inch to 2 inches. They are usually used for the irrigation of lawns and vegetables. They can also be used for the suppression of dusts in mines and fields.
An impact sprinkler is a type of rain gun that has a sprinkler head that moves in a circular way. Impact sprinklers usually rotate in a 360 degrees way. They can also be adjusted to rotate in angles of 45, 90 and 180 degrees.
Impact sprinklers can be attached to centre pivot irrigation systems.
Butterfly sprinklers are types of rain gun sprinklers that are made in form of a butterfly. They usually rotate round and spray water to crops.
Butterfly sprinklers usually have a spray distance of 2 metres to 20 metres. They are mostly used in gardens and small farms.
The inlet size diameter of most butterfly sprinklers ranges from half inch to 2 inches.
Meganet Anti-Insect Sprinkler
Meganet anti-insect sprinklers are types of rain gun sprinklers used for the disruption of the activities of insects on crops.
This type of sprinklers can be used to disrupt the breeding and activities of whiteflies and other types of harmful insects. They can also be used to increase the humidity in greenhouses.
This sprinkler can also be used to improve the germination of seeds.
Plastic Impulse Sprinkler
A plastic impulse sprinkler is a type of rain gun sprinkler whose head rotates after the injection of pressurized flow of water.
Plastic impulse sprinklers are made with polythene, they are used for irrigation and dust suppression.
Alloy and Brass Rain Gun Sprinkler
Alloy rain gun sprinklers are made of alloy while brass rain guns are made of brass. Alloy rain guns are superior to brass rain guns.
The commonest rain guns in Nigeria are the plastic rain guns, alloy rain guns and brass rain guns.
Metal Impulse Sprinkler
A metal impulse sprinkler is a type of impulse sprinkler made of metal. Metal impulse sprinklers last longer than plastic impulse sprinklers. Metal impulse sprinklers are also a bit more expensive than plastic impulse sprinklers.
Brass Impact Sprinkler
Brass impact sprinklers are made of brass. The metal and alloy impact sprinklers are superior to the brass impact sprinklers. The brass impact sprinkler as a type of rain gun sprinkler does not last as long as the metal and alloy sprinklers.
The zinc sprinkler is made of zinc. It is a also a type of rain gun sprinkler.
The aluminum sprinkler is a type of rain gun sprinkler.
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