Watering your onion crop
Have you thought about how you will water your crops?
Onions need water to grow well. You cannot rely on the rains as sometimes they do not come. Hosepipes, watering cans and sprinklers waste time and money
The DLTP Farmers decided to put in a drip irrigation system from SunCulture. Drip irrigation systems:
- Use less water as the water from the pipe goes directly to the plant roots.
- Water is not wasted on weeds.
- Plants do not get wet.
- Once the drip lines are laid, you just have to turn on the tap when you want to water.
The DLTP farmers also decided to buy a Futurepump solar pump together. They saved a lot of money on electricity.
The pump works by using energy from the sun. You can even charge your phone for mobile banking!
You can pay off the cost of the Futurepump solar pump after 3 seasons. After this, your pumping will be free!
If you would like more information on buying a drip irrigation system or solar pump of your own, sign up to our mobile service iShamba or by SMSing the word VIJANA to 21606.