With the proliferation of Home Brewers and Micro Breweries across Canada and North America the demand for Hops has experienced a significant increase in recent years. Hops are a unique crop, at times requiring a large amount of supplemental water until the plants reach maturity. Drip and Micro Irrigation has become the method of choice among Hop Growers due to it’s uniform application, easy installation and maintenance. Hop Watering Systems using Drip Irrigation can be set up in an afternoon and provide years of worry free watering.
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Growing Strawberries on both large and small scales has become popular in Canada and continues to be one of the most common crops requiring drip irrigation. Planning a Strawberry Drip Irrigation System is not much different from planning any Drip Irrigation System. The basic steps are the same and relatively easy to do, but necessary for your Vineyard watering system to work efficiently.
Drip Irrigation is considered to be one of the most effective and efficient watering techniques for Vineyards. Drip Irrigation precisely targets the root area to provide consistent and sustained results for your Vineyard. It is also the preferred method for its ease of installation for DIY Vineyards.
We will now explore the basics of Vineyard Irrigation Design with detailed sample illustrations and components needed to get your Vineyard Drip System up and Running.
Pumpkins are a unique crop to grow as one plant can cover a large area. As the plant expands from it’s original planting it will lay down additional roots from the stems themselves. Therefore when planning a pumpkin irrigation system you must plan for watering away from the plant as well as the seedling itself. Below is a photo of the current Ontario record pumpkin which weighed in at 1,803 pounds. This pumpkin and it’s second place finisher at 1,800 pounds were both grown with an Irrigation Direct Canada Drip Irrigation System.