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Irrigating Vinyard

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by poiuy qwerty, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. poiuy qwerty

    poiuy qwerty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    We have a customer who wants us to install drip system for a vinyard. Each plant needs 2 gallons of water per day. We are going to be working off of a
    2" main. Is it possible or reasonable to go from a 2" main to a drip line? or would you go from 2" pvc to 1" poly and tap into that with the emitters? Let me know what you think.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,432

    How many vines?
     
  3. Dripit good

    Dripit good LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes. Go from your 2" main to gate or ball valve into a 1" RBY filter, then you can run 1" poly to a maximum 800' using 200+\- 6.6gph PC spray emitters for your delivery (assuming you have normal psi & gpm off your main). Just did something similar to a temporary tree holding area. Works great.
     
  4. poiuy qwerty

    poiuy qwerty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    right now there are 15 rows of 35 vines +/-
    they plan on expanding as far as they can
    we have a 2hp pump that will give us approx 40gpm
     
  5. Dripit good

    Dripit good LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What's your psi?
     
  6. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom LawnSite Bronze Member
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    how far are the vines apart?
     
  7. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    dont do spray. you dont want to get the leaves or the fruit wet on wine grapes. do drip irrigation.

    i would use netafim with a strainer and pressure reducer. you can even have the drip line suspended on a wire for the vines depending on what pruning system they are using.
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    New vines in California are watered with emitters on tubing suspended about a foot off the ground.
     
  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    where is this vineyard? somewhere in north texas?

    best thing is to forget anything anyone of us has to say, and called the agriculture extension agency and ask them:).

    or call Dr. McEachern with Texas A&M and ask him.
     
  10. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,857

    pics from anyone in this thread talking about dripping vineyards plz
     

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