Irrigation system lunch
1/2-inch drip Line(20 mm) pre-installed drip line and accessories and 7/8-inch drip Line (25 mm) with pop-in emitters.
Note on design: The half-inch drip Line(20 mm) system has pre-installed 1 L per hour emitters at 90 to 100 cm intervals and 7/8-inch drip Line(25 mm) is the kind you must punch and pop in an emitter at each tree. The above price includes 2L/hr emitters and drip line punches for you to punch the line to install the emitters.
The above drip irrigation system is meant to be installed on top of plastic mulch film that is installed over the trees.
HELP has developed a new innovation system that doubles the effect of drip irrigation ie.: involving creating a one two-gallon depression three inches back from each tree and then laying a 5 lb stone (or 5 lb of crushed stone in a soft pot HELP provides for a few cents each) to create a funnel in the plastic. You then prick the plastic with a screwdriver near the base of the stone/funnel. Our field research shows trees with the funnels grew over twice the rate and showed zero signs of drought stress (zero mortality and no yellowing of leaves) compared with the control trees that had no funnels. Thew funnels do away with the need for micro irrigation line for each tree and water spikes that would essentially double the cost of irrigation materials.
Note: Range of minimum 40 to maximum 45 psi recommended for landowner to deliver as a waterhead at the tree line manifold(s).
Landowners can hook up to their house system (well water not recommended as most wells have too many minerals and salts for long term use for tree irrigation).
Alternately landowners can use a two-inch gas banjo pump at a dugout and deliver over land if necessary one and half inch line from dugout to tree line to ensure adequate pressure.