[NAFEX] Advice on drip irrigation

tanis grif tanisgrif at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 2 23:11:26 EDT 2006


I forget where I read about seasonal timing of irrigation...  If I recall correctly,
the greatest need is when trees are doing spring growth, and when fruit is beginning
to size-up.  But less water when fruit is ripening and then whe tree is going
dormant.



--- Randall Burd <> wrote:

> I am interested in setting up a drip irrigation system for my fruit
> trees in New Jersey (zone 6). I have two 30 ft rows w. trees spaced
> every 5 feet. I am a little lost about how to start. While I am sure
> that water needs vary by time of year/region, any general guidelines on
> setting things up, volume of water to use, etc. Would a simple soaker
> hose be just as good for my small operation?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> 

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