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Drip Irrigation System at The Learning Farm

Suradi, Rathy, Batch 43 Students

4 Jul 2023

Drip irrigation is sometimes called trickle irrigation

Drip irrigation is sometimes called trickle irrigation and involves dripping water onto the soil at very low rates (2-20 litres/hour) from a system of small diameter plastic pipes fitted with outlets called emitters or drippers.

This drip irrigation system is suitable for dry seasons or areas with dry soil conditions

we can easily assemble this drip irrigation ourselves, as was done at The Learning Farm

Preparation of Tools and Materials

- 16 mm PE Hose and Irrigation Drip Tape

- Value Over Take 16 mm to 12 mm

- 16 mm tee and knee connectors

- Scissors

- Match

- Meter

Assembly of Drip Irrigation Equipment

- Connect 8 cm long PE hose with value overtake

- reconnect the 8 cm PE hose with the 30 cm PE hose, and connect it to the knee connector in parallel.

- after the 3 parts are connected, the ends are closed with a knee connector

- then in the value overtake section, connect it with a tape drip

- the hose connection can be heated first with a fire from a match so that the hose is easy to connect.

Installation on the bed

- Irrigation drip tool that is made stored in the bed. then the drip tape is made according to the length of the bed and there are 3 pieces to reach the planting line

- After the drip device is installed, connect it to the water pipe.

- Run the drip irrigation. Watering can be done 30 minutes per session and is best done in the morning and evening.

The full tutorial video is below

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