The 8 mil in 7500’ coil Ro-Drip tape with outlets every 8” from John Deere Water provides a reliable and cost-effective solution for subsurface and above ground installation of drip irrigation in row and vegetable crops. The Ro-Drip is specifically engineered drip tape that delivers a uniform flow rate from each outlet along the drip tape line, with high resistance to blockage by small particles.
The 8 mil drip tape is recommended for first time users and for professional growers alike. The 8 mil thin wall of the drip tape and light weight per coil make it easy to work with for all types of applications of vegetable and flower production. The Ro-Drip's specially designed flow channel prevents blockages by expanding and purging particulate build-up, making it less sensitive to plugging. The Ro-Drip is designed for use in vegetable crops, flowerbeds and row crop plantings. The Ro-drip tape drip tape is recommended for several seasons of use above ground. The 10-mil is sturdier than the 8-mil drip tape making it a good choice if the system needs to be portable, or for several seasons of buried use.
When designing a drip irrigation system using drip tape, first identify the number of similar irrigation zones needed. Irrigation zones are based on factors such as type of crop, total flow available in a given time (see drip tape flow rate and spacing), available pressure at the zone, available pressure for periodic flushing, topography layout, field length and soil texture. Once the zones are assigned and the drip system is designed, a schedule of irrigation must be set up to meet the unique needs of the crop in each zone. A properly designed and installed drip system will provide better uniformity for many years and can improve crop production.
a. Option 1: Mount the drip tape spool on a stand at the end of the row, tie the stand to the ground and pull the drip tape close to the ground.
b. Option 2:Hold the end of the drip tape at the start of the row and walk holding the spool, placing the drip tape to the ground.
Drip tape installation for vegetable gardens:
Drip tape can be installed easily either above or below the ground. It is designed mainly for use in vegetable gardens or for a narrow row of vegetation or other row crops.
Most often, a vegetable garden is planted in parallel rows. This makes the layout of your drip tape very easy.
Run a single main line of 1/2 or 3/4" drip hose perpendicular to and along one end of the rows and insert a tape reducer into the drip hose at the center of each row of up to 2' in width. Then run the drip tape down each row.
Note:The Drip Store’s drip tape fittings work with the Ro-Drip tape.