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Maintaining filter efficiency in irrigation systems

When discussing filter efficiency, the focus has always been on the size of the filtration area, or effective filtration area. This area is defined...

Key concepts in informed filter selection

The filtration system is a key part of any successful irrigation system. With so many factors affecting the workings of a filter and how...

Open-field sprinkler irrigation maintenance: What you need to know

Maintenance remains crucial, irrespective of the type of irrigation system in use in vineyards, orchards, greenhouses or fields. To ensure that an irrigation system...

Delegation of powers for water-use licences to speed up applications

Agri SA has welcomed the signing into effect of critical delegations to fact-track applications for water-use licences. Lees dit...

Netafim to acquire Dutch greenhouse company

Netafim announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Dutch turnkey greenhouse projects provider, Gakon. Netafim has...

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Click on the image to download the magazine. CHIPS is now in the Plaas Media stable! The first...

Maintenance for micro-sprinkler longevity

Various factors determine the success of an irrigation system. To ensure that an irrigation system keeps functioning effectively and has a long...

Water use licences and appeals: Reconceptualising the application process

In June this year, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) committed itself to fast-tracking water use licences, promising meaningful engagement with...

Drip irrigation maintenance: What you need to know

Various factors impact the success of an irrigation system. To ensure system longevity and efficiency, two factors cannot be neglected: using quality...

Choosing an irrigation system

Selecting an irrigation system for a site is not always straightforward and may depend on many factors. Sites may be suited to several methods of irrigation and the final selection...