The drip tape uses a plastic pipe to send water to the root of the crop through a hole or dripper on a capillary tube having a diameter of about 10 mm for local irrigation. It is a drip or drip tape that is very small through the orifice, and the water is evenly and slowly dripped in the soil near the root of the crop.
Drip tape are used for various types of irrigation. It is a very thin tape. There are many small holes in the tape. The spacing of each hole is different. The water in the tape drips out in a certain amount. There are many thicknesses, and we found that 16mil has a good service life. It can be placed underground or on the soil. 8mil can only be installed on the ground. And can be covered by mulch.
Compared with sprinkler irrigation, drip irrigation has higher water-saving and yield-increasing effects, and can be combined with fertilization to increase fertilizer efficiency by more than one time. It can be applied to fruit trees, vegetables, cash crops and greenhouse irrigation, and can also be used for irrigation of field crops in dry and water-deficient areas. The shortcoming is that the dripper is easy to scale and block, so the water source should be strictly filtered.
Drip irrigation tape has been the preferred product for commercial farmers and backyard gardeners for many years. It is economical and effective for irrigation of long, straight-line crops.
How to use
To use drip irrigation in vegetable gardens, it is best to water early in the morning before the temperature starts to rise, so that excess moisture in leaves and topsoil can be dried before fungi and other diseases occur. The most common cause of premature plant death is over watering. Drip irrigation can help maintain healthy plants by directly applying water to plant roots, where necessary and locally.
The drip tape can be installed in a sub-surface layout 4” to 8” deep, depending on the crop and soil type.