A wide range of products and accessories at competitive pricing for micro irrigation and fertigation systems through overhead sprinkling and fogging.
Hydro Tech Ltd offers a complete range of overhead sprinklers for intensive farming (potatoes, leaf-bearing vegetables, open field nurseries); modular static and dynamic micro-sprinklers, especially designed for orchards and greenhouses which need slow, short and frequent watering; inverted antidripping sprinklers (Green spin), for uniform irrigation of greenhouses, nethouses and tunner farming; foggers and misters, for vertical crops in greenhouses (tomatoes, aunergines and cucumbers).
Frost protection systems for open field crops, orchards, vineyards and protected crops.
Find out in our catalogue all product for overhead irrigation and undertree micro sprinklers, to protect crops from frost damages.
Benefits of sprinkling in irrigations and fertigation systems.
Sprinkling techniques and products are standing out the more and more for the huge benefits they offer. Wether in open field crops or in protected cultivations as greenhouses, nurseries, chitting houses, sprinkling has a unique principle: it imitates rain and it integrates perfectly all drip irrigation systems.
Sprinkling is an irrigation technique suitable for intensive open field crops, such as potatoes, artichokes, carrots, fennels, onions, leaf-bearing vegetables. This technique offers many benefits, such as watering uniformity, root wetting, avoiding water run-off and soil erosion even with slope lands.
When sprinkling is adopted in greenhouses, its benefits and applicatuions change if crops have horizontal or vertical sprout. In crops where plants have a horizontal development, such as leaf-bearing vegetables, parsley, basilicum, strawberries, ornamental plants, sprinkling is the best solution since it can be used both for irrigation and for soil preparation, as a mean to enhance germination, to deliver phytosanitary teatments, to control and regulate temperatures at optimum levels, to humidify air, even short before harvesting. Here is a short list of all advantages deriving from sprinkling irrigation:
- High germination rate, close to 98%.
- High density planting per square meter.
- Watering and growing uniformity.
- Lack of encumbrances and labour reducing.
- Fertigation effectiveness.
- Chemical use reducing, because when irrigation runs plants are "washed" and insects slip, and also vegetable will look better.
- Water saving as sprinkling imitates rain, the morfology of leafs directs water to roots.
- Effectiveness of the disinfection treatments.
If crops have a vertical development, such as tomatoes, aubergines, squashes, cucumbers, recent studies and tests show that drip irrigation is the best solution, nevertheless sprinkling offers many benefits, thus encouraging not to turn down but rather to integrate the two irrigation systems. Sprinkling allows farmers to irrigate in the first period, to mantain at constant values humidity and temperature (with air blowers) when crops reach their maximum development, near to harvesting, and to protect crops from frost and lacking in humidity in the air.