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When is the best time to purchase irrigation products?

Hello, I’m Vita. From China FSYDRIP one-stop micro-sprinkler drip irrigation products manufacturers.

Drip irrigation and micro-sprinkler irrigation are now popular irrigation methods all over the world. Many people know the benefits of using drip irrigation system and micro-sprinkler irrigation system, and most people have already started to take action, but do you really know when is the best time to purchase irrigation products?

If we want to determine the purchasing time of irrigation products, we must first have a detailed irrigation system installation plan. You need to determine the following points:

  1. Determine the crops planned to be planted
  2. Determine the planting time
  3. Determine the area of planting field
  4. Determine the way of water supply
  5. Discussion on irrigation system design scheme
  6. Estimate the installation time of irrigation system
  7. Transportation time of irrigation products
  8. Does it include holidays

Determining the above points will save a lot of time for your irrigation system procurement and installation. Let’s take a look at the specific reasons:

1. Determine the crops planned to be planted

Because different plants planted in different environments and times will produce different tastes and survival rates.

For example, the best planting date for garlic is generally from mid-October to December, while the best planting time for strawberries is spring and autumn. The planting time can be from February to April in spring and from August to September in autumn. Strawberries planted in these two periods taste better.

2. Determine the planting time

Because we still have a lot of preparatory work to do before planting, For example, cultivated land (the soil of ploughed land will be softer, which is not easy to agglomerate, which is beneficial to the growth of plants), weeding, trenching (to prepare for laying water pipes), installing pump house or control room (some small farmers can omit this step), all of which must be completed before planting, and it takes about 15-30 days.

3. Confirmation of the area of planting fields

Determining the planting area of the field is conducive to our better irrigation system design scheme and cost budget.

4. Determine the mode of water supply

In China, our common water supply methods are well water, river water or reservoir. Different water supply methods will directly affect the selection of irrigation emitters or sprinklers, the selection of filters and the design scheme of irrigation systems.

For example, if it is irrigated by river water, We must consider whether the amount of water in the river is sufficient for our whole irrigation cycle. In Shandong, China, farmers’ irrigation water basically comes from the Yellow River, and the Yellow River Management Office will open floodgates several times every spring and autumn for farmers’ irrigation, while the water in other times only reaches a quarter of the whole river.

5. Discussion on irrigation system design scheme

After determining the above things, it is necessary to select a suitable irrigation product supplier (FSYDRIP) and design a detailed irrigation scheme (about 15-30 days) according to crop water demand, planting time, planting spacing, plant size and water flow. A complete irrigation system mainly includes the following products: water pump, PVC/PE water pipe, filter, fertilizer injector, PVC/PE pipe fittings, PE/PVC hose, emitter/sprinkler.

6. Estimated installation time of irrigation system

According to one’s own economic situation and manpower situation, the installation time of the whole project is estimated, which is generally between 15 days and 3 months. Different choices of irrigation materials and different working efficiency of workers will also affect the time of the whole project. The above time is for reference only.

7. Transportation time of irrigation products

We need to confirm the time period from order to receipt with irrigation products suppliers. If imported from China to the United States, it takes about 18-25 days by sea and 8-15 days by air, excluding the impact of shipping companies’ warehouse explosion or transportation peak season.

8. Does it include holidays?

Holidays may extend the production time and transportation time of irrigation products.

Based on the above points, the best time to purchase irrigation products is about 2-4 months before the planting time of crops.

For example, if you plan to plant in spring, you’d better start looking for suppliers from September to November of the previous year, and confirm the purchasing plan from November to mid-December. In this way, after the spring of the second year, you can complete the preparatory work for planting at the same time during the transportation of products, such as ploughing land and digging trenches. If you plan to plant seeds in autumn, you will start looking for suppliers from March to May and complete the purchasing plan from June to August.

FSYDRIP is a one-stop manufacturer of irrigation products, such as filters, fertilizer absorbers, drip irrigation belts, mini micro sprinklers, mini drippers, etc. We not only supply products, but also have more than 10 years of design and installation experience. If you need our help with any irrigation system, please contact us, and we will be very happy.

Vita Zhang

Vita Zhang

Hi, I’m Vita Zhang, the manager of ssprinkler.com, we’ve been running a factory in China that makes drip irrigation products over 10 years now, and the purpose of this article is to share with you the knowledge related to drip irrigation from a Chinese supplier’s perspective.
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