Valuable Production Tools
With the growing demands of today's high production scale operations, hand watering is no longer a viable option. An automated Netafim MOD watering system is the perfect solution.
Higher Crop Values
This results from having a highly uniform top quality crop - which is what to expect when water and fertilizer uniformity are improved. Netafim's MODs feature both pressure compensation and a built-in check valve. This combination of features (referred to as PCNL) is the highest level of technology available in drippers today. It ensures that every plant will receive exactly the same amount of water and fertilizer regardless of where the plant is located within the system. Each dripper adjusts itself automatically to the system pressure and elevation so that even on rolling or sloped ground, the uniformity of watering is 94%. The built-in check valve prevents unwanted drainage of the system onto the lowest plants when the watering cycle is completed.
Water on foliage and flowers can spread disease rapidly. By applying water directly to the pot, the rest of the plant remains dry. Additionally, pesticides which are applied to the foliage are not washed off by daily watering. This can reduce the need for spraying - further lowering production costs - and decrease run-off contamination.
Flexible and Portable
The 4-Way Flat manifold separates for easy storage or transport in a box. Since the MOD is removable from the dripper supply tubing and bench, moving in the next crop on an empty bench is quick and easy. The dripper supply tubing (with the dripper attached) can be rolled up without tangling the spaghetti tubes. If a different plant spacing or a different flow per pot is desired, simply change or add a manifold.
Low Cost and Fast Payback
Payback for a complete system is usually within the first season of operation. The chart to the right shows just how quickly your Netafim MOD system will start paying you back.
Three Manifold Options
The Flat manifold is ideal for field applications. It's low-profile design and durable construction resists damage from field workers. The 4-Way and 2-Way Flat Stackable manifolds can be combined with a 4-Way or 2-Way manifold to create additional configurations to meet your specifications.
4-Way Flat Stackable Manifold
When many small pots are to be watered, two manifold assemblies can be stacked together to create an 8-Way assembly. The nominal flow rate per pot is then .25 gallons per hour (GPH). For every 10 gallons per minute (GPM) available, 2,000 pots can be watered.
Angle Arrow Drippers
Two Angle Arrow Dripper options are available:
- The standard Angle Arrow Dripper is 6 3/8' in length and is used for large pots.
- The Short Angle Arrow Dripper's length is 3 3/4' and is ideal for 4' to 5' pots.
Pressure Compensating Drippers
The WPCJL is pressure compensating to provide a constant flow from 10 to 45 psi and has a built-in check valve to prevent system drainage into the lowest plants.
- Flat 4-Way manifold is usually combined with the 2.0 GPH (nominal flow rate) WPCJL dripper to deliver .50 GPH (nominal flow rate) per plant.
- Flat 2-Way manifold is usually combined with the 1.0 GPH (nominal flow rate) WPCJL dripper to deliver .50 GPH (nominal flow rate) per plant.
Netafim's UV White PE Tubing produces cooler water temperatures and enhances plant growth. Made from the highest quality plastics with excellent Ultra-Violet (UV) resistance, reflective white tubing is completely opaque to prevent algae growth. This tubing is not coated or layered white, it is solid white for long-term durability. Withstands heat, direct sun and harsh chemicals. UV White PE Tubing is recommended for the Supply Pipe and Super Flex UV White™ PE Tubing (5/3mm) connects the Angle Arrow Drippers to the Flat manifold.