[Market-farming] Drip Tape was Fall sales slump
mf at austinfarm.org
Thu Sep 21 12:19:35 EDT 2006
On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 10:45:35AM -0500, Robert Schuler wrote:
> I went back to using overhead sprinklers but have used buried drip in the past. I cut a furrow with a single disc hiller 3-4" deep, lay tape with the holes facing down and cover with the same disc hiller. It works extremely well and hand hoeing is easy since we never dig deeper than a inch. Tape pulls out easy on my sandy loam though I always used 10 mill, I don't know how well thinner tape will pull up on heavier soils. If you have drip-tape recycling in your area it might be rejected from being too dirty... Bob.
I think the drip tape manufacturers tell us to put the emitters up. I
think the reasoning is that particles will travel down bottom of the
tube and eventually get flushed out rather than hung up in the
Did you get my off-list query on Sandea? I asked about use on tomatoes
and whether you had a supplemental label on it.
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