The irrigation system is
the main component of fertigation. Its function is to distribute the
nutrient to plants root area using dripping technique.
Important component of the system:-
container which is used to put in the water mixed with
the nutrient. Made of plastic (polytank), or concrete or fibre-glass.
Please don't use steele or aluminium because there can cause chemical
reaction and oxidization. The chilli peppers plants needs about 2
litres per day.Choose the appropriate tank size matching the number of
tree you have.
Dripping system does not need
high HP (horse power)water pump.
Water pump of 0.5 HP will be sufficient enough for up to 1,000 unit of
tree (running rate-30-40 litres/min). 1.0 HP for up to 2,500 unit of
tree (running rate-70-90 litres/min). 1.5 HP for up to 4,000 unit of
You can even use an aquarium
pump to water 150 unit of tree.
Pipe system ( Main line, Sub-Line and
Dripper is also call
the "Arrow Dripper" which uses
"capillary system". Main problem is blockage of the tubing. To avoid
these problem you must always clean and check the filters.
Overall View of The System
Installation of the water pump and other operating devices must be done
perfectly. Polypipe and PE tubing is the common to use because it is
less expensive andit gives less contamination to the
fertilizer. It is also easy to install. You can make
all these system a full automated or full computerized automated
system. The best water source for irrigation is important because the eater sources must be clean and not contiminated by dangerous antigent.