A 5 acre drip irrigation system is a trickle irrigation system that can irrigate a 5 acre farmland. The 5 acre drip irrigation system can be used for different types of crops. This type of drip irrigation system uses large pipes, drip tapes, connectors and tubings etc.
In Nigeria, the size of a 5 acre farmland is about 20,000 square meters. At Veggie Concept, we can easily configure or install a 5 acre drip irrigation system on your farmland.
Drip Irrigation Materials List for 5 Acres
The following items make up the drip irrigation materials list for a 5 acre farmland:
- Drip Tapes
- Main Lines
- Submains or Layflat Hoses
- Control Valves
- Venturi Injector
- End Plugs or Stoppers
- Punch Tool
The 5 acre drip system consists of 20,000 metres of drip tapes. The drip tape usually comes with a diameter of 16mm. The emitter spacing of the drip tapes can be 30cm, 20cm, 50cm or as specified by the buyer. The emitter water emission rate of the drip tape is 2-3 litres per hour.
The length of the main line is dependent on the depth of the source of water.
Submains or Layflat Hose
The 5 acre drip irrigation system usually has 500 metres of layflat hoses. Please note that a PVC pipe can also be used as a submain.
The 5 acre drip irrigation system typically needs 500 pieces of layflat connectors or PVC connectors.
The 5 acre drip irrigation system comes with a single unit of 3” screen filter or disc filter.
The 5 acre trickle irrigation system package comes with 2-3 control valves. The valves are used for the controlling of water flow in the irrigation system.
The 5 acre drip kit comes with 1 – 2 pieces of venturi injector. The venturi injector is used for Fertigation.
This 5 acre system package has 500 pieces of end plugs or stoppers.
The 5 acre drip kit comes with 1 – 2 pieces of punch tools.
Water Requirement for a 5 Acre Drip Irrigation Kit
Drip irrigation is water efficient. The volume of water needed by a 5 acre drip irrigation system is not as much as that needed by a 5 acre sprinkler irrigation system.
10,000 – 60,000 litres of water is needed for a 5 acre drip irrigation system depending on the type of crop planted, dryness of the soil, drip tape emitter spacing, drip tape water emission rate, climatic condition and other factors. For farms with inadequate water, you may need to schedule your irrigation per acre so that you can have enough water to use.
Cost of a 5 Acre Drip Irrigation System
The cost of a 5 acre drip irrigation system varies. You can buy the 5 acre drip kit for N850,000 – N1,250,000. The cost of the 5 hectare drip kit depends on the following factors:
- The quality of the drip irrigation system
- Country of manufacture
- Materials used for production
- Types of components in the irrigation system
Do not purchase ridiculously cheap irrigation system, do not be deceived by the low prices, you may be buying low quality products that will last for just a few weeks or months.
What to do before installing the 5 acre drip irrigation system
The following have to be done before the installation of the 5 acre drip irrigation system:
- The farmland has to be cleared of trees, weeds and stumps
- Ploughing and harrowing have to be done. Several ploughing may need to be done to make the soil good for planting.
- Beds or ridges may need to be made.
- An irrigation design may need to be done
- A source of water like a borehole will need to be sunk
- There should be power supply to supply electricity to the pump
- The engineer or technician needs to visit the farm for the actual installation of the 5 acre drip irrigation system.
Where to Buy a 5 Acre Drip Irrigation System
You can buy the 5 acre drip irrigation system by visiting our stores in Nigeria. You can also place an order by calling us on 08025141924 or send an email to email@example.com.