Originally developed for the row crop market, DripNet PC provides an economical heavywall solution for irrigating permanent crops with long runs and steep topographies with high uniformity.
Ideal for slope and undulating terrain, surface or subsurface installations and most water quality conditions, DripNet PC features the same proven-performance of Netafim’s leading heavywall dripline at an affordable price:
Virtually Clog-Free Dripper Design
Dependable, Reliable Dripper Performance
DripNet PC’s self-cleaning pressure compensating dripper is a fully self-contained unit welded to the interior wall of the dripper tubing. Both tubing and dripper are manufactured from high-quality synthetic elastomers to withstand chemicals and fertilizers. The DripNet PC dripper contains a diaphragm that continuously adjusts to varying water pressure to ensure a constant flow rate. The diaphragm allows particles to pass through the dripper, promoting reliable performance and longer system life.
This continuous flushing feature and wide flow path keep drippers flowing at optimal rates without clogging or interrupting operation.
North Carolina corn grower Kevin Matthews talks about the success of his Netafim SDI system including: Irrigating irregular shaped and rolling fields that have multiple soil types, delivering fertilizer and water to the crop through the SDI system and using 30% less nitrogen and getting 300 bushels/acre with SDI versus 175 bushels/acre on dryland - seeing a net return in less than 3 years.
"We felt like we needed to make a change. We had center pivots for awhile and they just don't work in our small field sizes. We needed to do something different, so we went with SDI because we could irrigate fields that you just can't irrigate with center pivot."
Kevin Matthews, President of Matthews Family Farm
Matthews Family Farm, North Carolina, USA