Orchard Drip Irrigation System


Struggling To Maintain An Orchard?

The benefits of orchards are endless but the issue of water is very evident. Beyond the fear of water blockage the farmer, that is you, must have an extensive knowledge about the water your fruits/nuts are growing. There is no need to fear! This article is here to tell you seven things that you need to know in order to keep track of your water intake: daily water use, soil type, the amount of water applied, the area a plant covers, rooting depth, statistics, and optionally efficiency adjustments.

The Important Stuff

The first four things you need to remember should take priority over the last three. There is a fancy word that farmers like to use called evapotranspiration (ET) which is in layman’s terms just your water intake. The percentage that you want to have during dry seasonĀ is around 87%. You can go to any hardware store to get an ET Tracker. The soil type is important because each type of soil can only hold a certain amount of inches in water. From least to greatest we have sands (1.0 to 1.5 inches of water), loams (1.5 to 2.0 inches of water), and clays (2.0 to 2.5 inches of water). The amount of water you need depends on the type of irrigation system that you have. Since the article is over drip irrigation there is no tracking of the gallons per hour. The area that a plan covers is the square feet to the drip line. (This makes more sense if you are a carpenter.)

The last three are only for the perfectionist since these next steps are completely optional but are worth your time to check out. The Effective Rooting Depth (ERD) is typically two feet. This is important for keeping updated information on water intake. Statistics that you should keep in mind is that one acre is 43,650 feet squared. Lastly, some efficiency adjustments that need to be made is two times more the water should be applied to small trees that are less than twenty percent their total lifetime growth. This makes everything you are growing extra juicy!

Get The Most Out Of Your Orchard Now!

Micro DripKeeping these tips in mind will not only give you the plumpish fruits in the market but are going to help you make a routine. Once you are into a routine of maintenance and water tracking then growing an orchard will be a snap. Apart from that, whenever you need help in installing an orchard drip irrigation system or a piece of advice you can always contact us. Hydro Solution is full of professionals that will surely help you clear all your doubt.


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