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Drip Tape Irrigation for Row Crops


Drip Tape Irrigation for Row Crops

The Drip Store’s drip tape is ideal for drip irrigation of row and vegetable crops, including tomatoes, corn, melons, peppers, strawberries, eggplants and more. The Drip Store’s drip tape can be installed above or below ground or under mulch. The Drip Store supplies 15 ml drip tape in 100, 250 and 500' lengths with 12” spacing, as well as 8, 10 and 15 ml drip tape in larger coils.

Category: Drip Tape

Available ModelsPartPrice
T017 : 100’ 5/8”, 15 Mil Drip Tape with 12 in.  Spacing  100’ 5/8”, 15 Mil Drip Tape with 12" Spacing T017$10.64 ea.
T013 : 500’, 5/8 in. , 15 mil Drip Tape with Drip Emitters Every 12”  500’, 5/8", 15 mil Drip Tape with Drip Emitters Every 12” T013$40.38 ea.
T540 : 4300’ 5/8”, 15 Mil Drip Tape with .40 GPH @ 15 PSI Drip Emitters in 12 in.  Spacing
4300’ 5/8”, 15 Mil Drip Tape with .40 GPH @ 15 PSI Drip Emitters in 12" Spacing T540$322.34 ea.

The Drip Store’s drip tape is ideal for drip irrigation of row and vegetable crops, including tomatoes, corn, melons, peppers, strawberries, eggplants and more. The Drip Store’s drip tape can be installed above or below ground or under mulch. The Drip Store supplies 15 ml drip tape in 100, 250 and 500' lengths with 12” spacing, as well as 8, 10 and 15 ml drip tape in larger coils.

  • Available Size
    • T017, T500, T013, T540, T530, T520, T510 : 5/8"
  • Available Spacing
    • T017, T500, T013, T540, T530, T520, T510 : 8" and 12"
  • Filter requirement
    • T017, T500, T013, T540, T530, T520, T510 : 150 Mesh or higher
  • Flow rate
    • T017, T500, T013, T540, T530, T520, T510 : .35 GPH @ 10 PSI, .6 GPH @ 25 PSI
  • Operating pressure
    • T530, T520 : 10 and 12 mil: 7 to 21 PSI
    • T017, T500, T013, T540 : 15 mil: 7 to 25 PSI
    • T510 : 8 mil: 7 to 20 PSI
  • Recommended pressure
    • T017, T500, T013, T540, T530, T520, T510 : 15 PSI
  • A Cv value of +/-2% allows for higher operating pressures, offering unmatched uniformity, performance and reliability for your crops
  • Allows use of smaller water sources; drip irrigation may require less than half of the water needed for sprinkler irrigation
  • Available in 10, 12 and 15 mil to offer maximum flexibility for a variety of crops
  • Flexible tubing for easy installation
  • Lower operating pressure of a drip tape means reduced energy needs
  • Resistant to chemicals and fertilizers commonly used in landscaping
  • The turbulent flow through a large labyrinth water passage helps reduce clogging
  • Turbulent flow through a large labyrinth water passage helps reduce clogging
  • Used for above or below grade installation
  • Using drip tape below surface allows for field operations such as harvesting continuing during irrigation time because the areas between the rows remain dry, resulting in better weed control and lower production costs.
  • Using drip tape, high levels of water management can be achieved because plants are supplied with precise amounts of water
    • Can be installed above or below ground or under mulch
    • Ideal for drip irrigation of vegetable gardens, row crops and vegetable crops
    • Use for drip irrigation of tomatoes, corn, melons, peppers, strawberries, eggplants and more
    • Installation for Drip Tape Systems
      1. Place the tape laterals.

      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.

      1. Connect the drip tape to the main lateral and leave the end of each drip tape open.
      2. Flush the system and close the end of the drip tape using the drip tape ends.
      3. Turn the system on and make sure that there are no leaks from the fittings or in the drip zone area.
      4. Start irrigation.

      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.

      Connect the drip tape to the tape reducer by turning the sleeve counter clockwise, inserting the drip tape over the barbed end of the connector and turning the sleeve clock wise to lock. Lay out the drip tape near the vegetable row, one line per row or one line between two rows of up to 2' wide.

      After laying down the drip tape, turn the water on and flush the line and use the drip tape end to close the end of the line. For vegetable rows more than 2' apart, run one line of drip tape per each row of vegetables. If your rows are less than 2' apart, place the drip tape between every two rows. We highly recommend the use of a 10 to 25 PSI pressure regulator with this system.

      Placement of drip tape for germination

      To successfully use drip tape in seed germination, the soil type, the drip emitter spacing, and the depth and spacing between the drip tape lines must first be determined. The drip tape must be close enough to the surface and the drip outlets must be in close spacing to germinate the seeds. For example, drip tape 4” to 5” inches deep was successfully used to germinate onion seeds in silt loam soil while at the same time drip tape with 12” spacing failed to uniformly germinate onions.

      Important: When using a drip system, the right amount of water must be applied. If more water is applied than plants need, most of the benefits of the drip system will be negated. The soil will be excessively wet, promoting disease, weed growth and nitrate leaching. 

       

      Wall Thickness

      Dimensions

      Coil length

      Max operating pressure

      Max flushing pressure

      8 mil: 0.008”.

      634 ID x .650 OD

      7700 feet

      20 PSI

      24 PSI

      10 mil: 0.010”.

      634 ID x .654 OD

      6700 feet

      21 PSI

      30 PSI

      12 mil: 0.012”

      634 ID x .658 OD

      5000 feet

      21 PSI

      30 PSI

      15 mil: 0.015”.

      634 ID x .664 OD

      4300 feet

      25 PSI

      38 PSI

      Drip emitters flow rate data

      Nominal flow rate

      Flow at 8 PSI

      Flow at 10 PSI

      Drip emitter spacing

      Flow per 100’ at 8 PSI

      Flow per 100’ at 10 PSI

      .40 GPH

      .31 GPH

      .35 GPH

      8”

      .77 GPM

      .87 GPM

      .40 GPH

      .31 GPH

      .35 GPH

      12”

      .51 GPM

      .58 GPM