DRIP IRRIGATION FOR INDUSTRIAL TOMATO 

Water requirements

Tomato’s water demand is very high. The total input in fact varies from 5.000 to7.000 m3/Ha.

These water inputs must be interpreted according to the seasonal climatic trends (based on rainfall estimates and data received from weather stations) and in accordance with the company’s production objectives.

Our philosophy is to convey the right water volume to the plant, minimizing the waste through irrigation systems guaranteeing maximum irrigation efficiency and at low pressure.

Irrigation system for industrial tomato

The most suitable irrigation system for tomatoes is drip irrigation. The driplines are installed by each plant row (every 1.5 mt for singles row, 1.6 mt for double  rows), generally on the ground.

The flow-rate of each dripper is between 0.8 and 1.5 liter/hour with 30/40 cm spacing. This allows to have 6700 ml of dripline (single row) or 6250 ml (double row).

This system can always be implemented regardless of the shape of the field (which could be irregular, not perfectly squared) and the position of the water source. All this reduces the necessary manpower and remarkably reduces energy costs.

P1 and IrritecTape are the recommended driplines.

Filtration system

The filtration system is an essential element of a drip irrigation system because it avoids the system’s obstruction guaranteeing that each dripper supplies the nominal flow rate as per project, thus ensuring uniformity for the whole block.

Fertigation and automation

Fertigation plays a primary role in tomato ripening, thanks to the translocation of sugars to the berry during the final part of the crop’s cycle. It also increases the resistance of plants to drought, improves photosynthetic activity and radical proliferation, increases the quality in brix degrees and the shelf life of the fruit.

With the application of fertigation systems, productivity is increased by 20% compared to the traditional methods with less irrigation efficiency and traditional fertilization.

Hydroponic Tomatoes growing - Drip irrigation Irritec

A practical example of how to drip irrigate industrial tomato:

Irrigation System Industrial Tomato Design - Irritec

Here are the Irritec products to drip irrigate industrial tomato

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P1®

High quality dripline with turbulent flow labyrinth designed for open field irrigation. Easy to be installed, it has excellent plug resistance. Different models available for over 600 mt distance.

P1 dripline for industrial tomato

2

LAYFLAT HOSES AND FITTINGS

Single-layer PVC hose reinforced with a high resistance component, easy to be handled and stored. It can be easily and rapidly moved. Light and flexible, but also resistant, generating reduced installation costs and collection time. It can be easily cut and combined with a wide range of fittings. Available models from 2.4 to 6 bar, in all the necessary diameters starting from the dal 1 1/2” to the 8”

Industrial Tomato Irrigation Pipes by Irritec

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METAL FILTERS

Irritec® metal filters are solid and resistant over time. Can handle a large variety of courses. Templates are available manual or automatic for applications on both channel water and on well waters.

Filtration system industrial tomato irritec

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FERTIGATION

Irritec® injection systems are reliable and easy to use. They allow you to inject fertilizers (liquid or diluted in water) a injection rates between 150 l / h and 1700 l / h (depending on the models).

fertigation system industrial tomato irritec

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TAPE FITTINGS AND OFFTAKES

Complete range for the connection of drip tapes, light and classic driplines, available in 16, 20, 22, 23, 25 and 29 mm.

fittings and valves industrial tomato

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Irritec wants to make life easier for those who take care of the plants, for work and for passion. We aim to ensure that every drop is spent as well as possible, minimizing the ecological footprint.

Agronomic Irritec Team support the farmer also on after-sale and installation, with continuous assistance and efficiency control. Continuous attention to the customer needs to provide succesful and sustainable solution with an efficience service.