[NAFEX] Advice on drip irrigation

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Mon Apr 3 17:34:09 EDT 2006


I am also using Dripworks' product.  Pricey, but very convenient for  
the small/backyard grower.  they provide excellent support.  I don't  
use soaker hose, I use various types of emitters around the trees and  
shrubs.

Ginda

On Apr 3, 2006, at 9:19 AM, Jim Fruth wrote:

>     The best drip irrigation that I have discovered for irrigating  
> trees
> comes from The Dripworks, a California based Company.  I use their  
> thin-wall
> polyethylene mainline because I can use the same fittings that I  
> use for
> T-Tape™.  I use T-Tape for irrigating all of the berry bushes.
>     My trees get irrigated around their drip-line using 1/4" soaker  
> hoses
> with barbs into the mainline, barbs that are especially designed for
> collecting water from the mail-line.  As the trees grow, I move the  
> soaker
> lines further out along the circumference and only need to move  
> them once
> every year or so.  This system allows for a minimum investment of  
> both time
> and dollars.
> -- 
>
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN
> www.bberryfarm.com
> Jams, Jellies and Syrups
>
>
>
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