Cylindrical Drip Irrigation Pipe

Things You Must Know About Cylindrical Drip Irrigation Pipes

  1. Data Collection and Compilation: This includes terrain data, soil data, meteorological data, water source data, crop planting data, and environmental data (such as roads, electricity, etc.).
  2. Layout of the Initial Hub Position: Combined with the water source project, the principle is to facilitate management and minimize investment.
  3. Selection of Irrigation Equipment:Irrigation equipment should meet the following criteria:
    1. Flow rate meets design requirements.
    2. Reliable operation and resistant to clogging.
    3. Uniform performance specifications with minimal manufacturing errors.
    4. Simple structure and cost-effective.

Layout of Pipeline System:

The pipeline system of micro-irrigation generally consists of main pipes, branch pipes, and lateral pipes. When arranging them, the main, branch, and lateral pipes should be placed as vertically as possible to minimize the length of the pipeline and head loss.Typically, for protected areas, the lateral pipes should be parallel to the direction of planting, while the branch pipes should be perpendicular to the direction of planting. There are limitations on the length of lateral pipes, drip tapes, and micro-sprinklers that need to be considered.

Characteristics of the Drip Irrigation System for Fruit Tree Small Tube Outflow:

  1. Energy-saving, less prone to clogging, and simple water purification: The diameter of the flow channel of the small tube irrigation device is much larger than that of the drip irrigation device, and it uses a large flow rate, solving the problem of clogging in drip irrigation systems. Therefore, usually, a 60-80 mesh screen filter at the beginning of the system is sufficient (the filtration medium of drip irrigation system filters needs to be 120-200 mesh). If using well water with good quality or water from a relatively clean pond for irrigation, filters may not be necessary. Additionally, due to the large mesh size of the filter and low head loss, it reduces energy consumption and extends the flushing cycle.
  2. Convenient fertilization: When fertilizing fruit trees, fertilizer solution can be injected into the pipeline to enter the root zone of the crop along with the irrigation water. Organic fertilizers can be evenly spread and dissolved in the seepage ditch with water. Especially when applying organic fertilizers, various organic fertilizers can be incorporated into the soil under the seepage ditch, mature under suitable water, heat, and air conditions, fully utilize the nutrients, and solve the problem of not being able to apply organic fertilizers with drip irrigation.
  3. Water-saving: Drip irrigation is a form of localized irrigation that only moistens a portion of the soil in the root zone on both sides of the seepage ditch. It has a high water utilization rate, and since it is a network distribution of water, there is no conveyance or seepage loss. According to trials in Beijing’s Haidian District, water savings can exceed 60% compared to surface irrigation.
  4. Strong Adaptability: Suitable for various terrains, soils, and various fruit trees.
  5. Simple Operation and Easy Management.