When farmers grow crop, they already know that irrigation is key to getting the highest possible yields. This is hard and time-consuming work, which often uses a lot of water. To grow crop the most efficient way it is important to know how to handle the water usage accordingly. With the sunlight pump, farmers can pump up to 22’000 litres of water per day, using only the power of the sun. This water can be stored in tanks to use controlled throughout the day for varying different options, like irrigation for their crop. After storing the water, it is still important how exactly you are going to water your crop.
In recent years studies have found that drip lines enable higher crop yields using less water.
The sunlight pump in combination with a drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation system.
The sunlight pump is ideally suited to power several 2’000m ² dripkits. The drip lines can reduce irrigation water usage by as much as 70%, compared to flood irrigation and the yields will be up to 230% higher. With this combination of the sunlight pump and drip lines it is even possible to irrigate large areas of fields without manual labour, which will give you more time to do other activities on and off the farm. An advantage of automated irrigation is that crops receive only the water they need. This benefits the crops, which can yield better quality produce and the water source, which does not get overused.
ennos is working with its production partner Jain Irrigation Systems Ldt. to offer complete solutions for farmers, which include the sunlight pump and the appropriate drip systems for each farmer. We want to offer farmers irrigation systems which will work smarter, not harder.