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Types of Irrigation Systems

Irrigation is the artificial watering system from a source other than rain. The primary concept of irrigation is to water the plants and crops artificially with a minimum amount of water. As water is not a resource, using it carefully and efficiently is crucial. The implementation of an irrigation system helps you in several ways. It is not only time saving, but prevents weed growth and helps conserve water. This increases the growth rate of the lawns, plants, crops Read More...

Basic Steps to Follow When Installing a Solar System

Ensure the roof area or other installation site is capable of handling the desired system size. If roof mounted, verify that the roof is capable of handling additional weight of solar system. Augment roof structure as necessary. Properly seal any roof penetrations with roofing industry approved sealing methods. Install equipment according to manufacturers specifications, using installation requirements and procedures from the manufacturers’ specifications. Properly ground the system parts to reduce the threat of shock hazards and induced surges. Read More...

Advantages of using a Solar Pump for your Farm

A reliable and clean water supply is an essential need in Kenya but a large number of people currently lack this basic provision. Solar water pumps is a socially and environmentally attractive technology to supply water in Kenya. Especially if the need for water is in remote locations in Kenya which are beyond the reach of power lines, solar power is often the economically preferred technology. Solar water pumps can supply water to locations which are beyond the reach of power lines in Read More...

How Drip Irrigation Increases Your Crop Yields

A farmer in Kenya who can do a thorough job of watering with hose in hand is rare indeed. Assuming that the hose spews out about 11 litres a minute in a circle a bit bigger than a metre in diameter, I roughly calculate that the farmer would have to stand immobile for more than two minutes before moving on to the next metre-diameter circle of thirsty plants. Pretty boring and tiresome, if you’ve got a whole 1 acre farm Read More...

Graduate Farmer Gravity Drip Irrigation Kit

The preferred economical solution for smallscale farmers in Kenya; Saves water Increases yields and improved crop Precise water and fertilizer Excellent water Uniformity at low operation Easy installation, opertion and Kit assemblies for different Plot Less disease due to underground Irragation Reduced weed growth No need for pressurized water source The concept of Gravity Drip Irrigation (GDI) has been developed with the purpose of providing the most economical solution for small scale growers. Proper operation of the system will result in higher yields, save water and energy, and provide a Read More...

Drip Irrigation Components You May Need

As water becomes more scarce and expensive, the popularity of drip irrigation has increased in Kenya. This rise in popularity has coincided with the development of new irrigation technology, combined with a smallholder farmers in Kenya to conserve water and cut on expenses. In drip irrigation, water is delivered to individual plants at a low pressure and delivery rate to specific areas or zones in the farm. The slow application promotes a thorough penetration of the water to individual plant Read More...

Benefits of Drip Irrigation

Drip Irrigation has many benefits that can increase crop yields of many farmers. We have listed 4 reasons below why drip irrigation is good for your farm. Water Conservation Drip Irrigation systems apply water on a high-frequency basis and create a near optimal soil moisture environment for the crop. Under proper management, micro irrigation saves water since only the plant’s root zone is supplied with water and little, if any, is lost to deep percolation, consumption by non-beneficial plants, or soil Read More...

Buying Guide for a Drip Irrigation System

Drip irrigation is a low-pressure, low-volume watering system that delivers water to farms in Kenya in a variety of methods, including dripping, spraying and streams. By keeping the roots moist but not soaked, you use less water than other irrigation techniques. You can hide much of the system under a layer of mulch as long as you keep any part that emits water on top of the mulch to prevent clogging. You can also run the system on top of the soil or Read More...

How farmers irrigate their crops

Irrigation is the the controlled application of water for agricultural purposes through manmade systems to supply water requirements not satisfied by rainfall. Crop irrigation is vital throughout the world in order to provide the world’s ever-growing populations with enough food. Many different irrigation methods are used worldwide, including: Center-Pivot: Automated sprinkler irrigation achieved by automatically rotating the sprinkler pipe or boom, supplying water to the sprinkler heads or nozzles, as a radius from the center of the field to be Read More...

Do It Yourself Tips: Drip Irrigation

As drip irrigation systems become more user-friendly, more individuals are successfully designing and installing systems themselves and saving the expense of hiring irrigation professionals to accomplish these tasks. Most systems, in fact, can be installed quickly with no tools necessary other than a standard household pair of scissors. We have compiled some tips from installation professionals provided especially for the farmers who are hands on to help with the DIY installation process of a standard drip irrigation system. Know/Test Your Read More...