I am using driptech in my farm for maize.
Cheaper than most, 1.75/m, for 1 acre cost may come to Rs. 10000 as opposed to Rs. 50000 on standard jain or netafim.
Drips almost 8 lph if decent pressure. So you can run it for just 10 mins every 2 days and that would be enough. Even if the pressure is less, it still drips, for drips with inline emitters, a certain pressure is needed.
With usage of valve takeups, you can control the number of drip lines that work. If pressure is less, then you can turn off the drips till water starts flowing properly.
Damages easily by rats, handling etc as material is very thin
Uniform coverage is doubtful, there is constraint to keep the lengths within 100 feet. More length will mean starting of the drip will get more water and less water towards the end.
Its so lightweight, if your crop is not very tall, it can be blown away by winds.
All said and done, for the price that it costs, you can use with smartly designing the drip network.
Dont know about this chiptech, can you post some pictures along with cost and other details like thickness and drip spacing?
Which dealer you are talking to in Bangalore? Is it Karthik Irrigation?[/quote]
Thanks, I do not have pictures of chiptech. It is also inline dripping with wave like hard material attached at the drip points. I checked all three of them in Karthik Enterprises, SP Road, Bangalore. THe cost of chiptech also comes to Rs.3/- per meter same as the 200micron driptech tape.
Are you using gravity fed driptech or feeding from pump? Can you tell about the extent land that is covered by driptech and if you took the entire instakit from them that comes readymade for 1 acre along with tape like pipe for main line also…or are you using 1 1/4 inch pvc pipes for feeding laterals…?