Stretch every drop of water


Water is critical for growth and production of all crops. Urban growth, intensive agricultural production and environmental concerns exert increasing demands for available water.

Therefore there is increasing awareness of the need to manage irrigation correctly in order to optimize the quality and yield of the produce, minimize costs of production and avoid adverse environmental impacts. Getting the most from an irrigation system requires accurate scheduling of water applications and efficient use of equipment.

Plant-Water Relationships

Urban growth, intensive agricultural production and environmental concerns exert increased demand for available water. Therefore there is an increasing awareness of the need to manage irrigation correctly in order to optimize the quality and yield of the produce, minimize input costs and avoid adverse environmental impacts.

Getting the most from an irrigation system requires accurate scheduling of water application and a sound understanding of a plant’s soil-water relationship. 

Key Pillars of successful farming

The key pillars underlying a successful farming operation are the Farmer, the crop and the method of irrigation. It is therefore imperative that a farmer understands the basic relationship surrounding these three entities.

Floppy gives farmers great potential!

Ben van Rensburg, head of the Small Grain Institute at Jan Kempdorp is an expert on farming and he talks with the highest respect of the Floppy Sprinkler system. In 2000, Ben completed a Fertigation course at the Fertigation Academy in Rustenburg where he first noticed the Floppy Sprinkler Overhead Cable system.

Ben immediately recognised the potential of the system and subsequently installed 6 Ha’s at Vaalharts for wheat trails. According to Ben, the installation of the system was very easy. The idea is simple yet effective. Sprinklers and poly pipe are suspended from a cable - high enough to allow tractors and implements to move freely underneath the system.