East London expansion with Floppy!

Since the installation of the Floppy Sprinkler system on an area of 8 hectares on his Kingsdale farm in East London, Mickey Meintjies has never looked back. Meintjies decided to install the Floppy Sprinkler Overhead Cable system due to the versitility of the system, its water saving capabilities and the fact that the system is made of material with no scrap value.

Working underneath the suspended Floppy system is a pleasure. Tractor operators cannot not drive over and damage any pipes or hydrants, as the system has no infrastructure on the ground. In the past the occurrence of theft was common but since the installation of the Floppy Sprinkler system, Meintjies have had no instances of theft.

Reaping the Floppy Irrigation Rewards!

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CHRIS BARNARD – Well-known farmer from Rustenburg is literally reaping the rewards of what he has sown.

Barnard who has been involved with intensive farming for the last 20-years is confident that correct irrigation scheduling forms a fundamental part to obtaining optimum yields.

Farmers from all over the country and even outside the borders of South Africa as far as Tanzania and Egypt are flocking to his farm to view his Floppy Irrigation System.

Water is a precious commodity

Water is a precious commodity. With the growing demand for water and the rapidly diminishing world water supply, the development of efficient irrigation technologies that enhances the sustainability and productivity of agricultural system is key to the conservation of our natural resources.

Water Graphs

Water Graphs and Yields comparison between floppy sprinkler and dragline

Using cheque book irrigation scheduling

In order to schedule your irrigation properly you need to know the water requirements of your plants and how much water is in the soil profile. Once this has been determined you can:

  • ensure maximum crop production by maintaining soil water content,
  • control water distribution at deep and shallow levels using tensiometers,
  • vary water content of soil to allow for the influence of weather conditions i.e. rain,
  • manage optimal crop production through a process called regulated deficit irrigation