Floppy receives another award!
FLOPPY SPRINKLER recently won a SABI Award at the prestigious 13th bi-annual South African Irrigation Institute Congress that was held in Worcester during May this year.
The SABI Congress forms a vital platform for new developments and approaches to solving the intricate challenges faced by the irrigation fraternity daily. The focus of this year’s Congress was on the sustainable utilization of water.
Seventy percent of the world’s water supply is used for agricultural purposes. With the growing demand for water and the rapidly diminishing world water supply, the development of water efficient technologies has become crucial.
Floppy Sprinkler (Pty) Ltd. has developed and patented a new generation sprinkler that embraces the key macro drivers surrounding sustainable agricultural development, namely water efficiency, energy efficiency and environmental friendliness in a simplistic and cost effective manner. Years of innovative and dedicated research have resulted in the development of a sprinkler with 90% application efficiencies.
Floppy Sprinkler’s origin lies in its successful creation of an alternative emitter to those traditionally used in irrigation. The sprinkler consists of a plastic nipple on which a flexible silicone tube is mounted. When water passes through the tube it snakes to and fro while slowly rotating through 360°, forming uniform droplets similar to rain drops without any mist formation. A direct 29% water saving coupled with increases in yield result in up to 40% less water used per ton of product harvested.
With the Floppy solid set system it is possible to irrigate more frequently and plants are therefore not stressed. The total root area is irrigated resulting in optimum root development and yields. Yield increases of between 15%-30% have been reported on sugar cane in the Malelane area in Mpumulanga.
The solid set Floppy system can save up to 75% in labour costs because no pipes need to be moved, making it therefore easier to manage.
Substantial water, energy and labour savings coupled with increases in yield, make the Floppy Sprinkler one of the most efficient irrigation systems available on the market today.
For more information about the Floppy System, visit the Floppy Sprinkler website at www.floppysprinkler.com or alternatively contact Johann or Christo at (013) 752 4252.