How to automate drip irrigation from a farm pond


May 24th, 2017

Watch the video DIY Solar Drip Irrigation Kit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVkkQvdJa4g

This video is for smallholders using gravity feed drip irrigation on a small plot of land. Using the kit, you can automate your drip irrigation system so that water is pumped automatically from your farm pond (or other water supply) to the header tank and all your plants are irrigated automatically. As well as watching the video, I recommend that you download the User Manual for the DIY Solar Drip Irrigation Kit from the Measured Irrigation website.

http://www.measuredirrigation.com.au

The DIY Solar Drip Irrigation Kit can be purchased online from the Measured Irrigation website. All the other parts required for the automation may be purchased locally (for example, a solar panel and a battery).

By automating your drip irrigation system you can leave your plot unattended for weeks. This will allow you to become involved in other activities away from the plot; for example, travelling to the market to sell your produce.

The DIY Solar Drip Irrigation Kit uses measured irrigation, a new method of irrigation scheduling that responds to the prevailing weather conditions. This means that you use much less water without affecting the yield.

farm pond in Kenya

 

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