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EFFICIENT & INNOVATIVE WATER SYSTEMS

SUB-SURFACE
ZONAL IRRIGATION

SUB-SURFACE
ZONAL IRRIGATION

This P1 system was developed as a result of the water shortages, drought conditions and energy constraints across the globe and to improve Sustainable Farming Practices. The main objective is water and energy saving by delivering the water directly to the root zone, thus eliminating evaporation of surface water which in turn also dramatically reduces the weed growth on the surface and saves on weed control pesticides.

Irrigation cycles can be cut be cut down dramatically.

This system can also reduce the carbon emissions from fertilisers by applying them below the surface and not being subject to evaporation which is becoming a huge factor on the Global Green Gas Emissions.

DNA P1
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EFFICIENT & INNOVATIVE WATER SYSTEMS

DNA P2
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DEEP-ROOT SOIL AMENDING IRRIGATION

DEEP-ROOT SOIL AMENDING IRRIGATION

The latest offering by DNA Irrigation is their Deep-Root Soil Amendment and Moisture Retentive Technology. This system opens new possibilities across the agricultural sector. This is especially valuable to high drought regions with poor soils and percolation issues where water retention and irrigation water costs are of utmost concern.

This DNA Irrigation P2 directly feeds the root bowl, producing maximum efficiencies. The deep-root dispenser “POD” introduces moist nutrient rich soil to the capillary root zone. Sub-surface deep-root irrigation has proven substantial water savings.

The DNA Irrigation P2 contains moisture retentive elements that are ideal for sandy soils. Improved zonal soil conditions increase both the yield and farm value.

SOIL AMENDMENT TECHNOLOGY OFFERS THE FOLLOWING

Advantaged Agronomy

Deep-root soil amendment

Deep-root nutrient distribution

Deep-root zonal irrigation

Close control on water usage

Moisture retentive materials

Controls sandy-soil water loss

Reduction in fertilizer usage

Cut pumping time by 70%

Electricity saving of 70%

 Irrigation saving of 40%+

Labor saving of 20% (estimated)

Fast and easy installation

UV protected long lasting HDPE

Reduced surface salts buildup

Increased usable irrigation water of 40%

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

A round hole 135mm x 350mm deep is punched into the soil approximately 200 / 300mm away on either side of the tree trunk or one per vine stem.

The interior of the dispenser pod is typically “loaded” with 3.5 liters of moisture retentive, organic and other slow-release soil enhancing materials and nutrients.

Once the dispenser pod has been suitably “loaded”, the pod is lowered into the hole and the soil is pushed firmly into place around the top flange of the pod.

The flexible feeder line containing the pressure compensating emitter (water volume controller) is connected to the dispenser pod inlet and the free end of the line is connected to the main incoming irrigation supply line.

The volume of water required to irrigate fills the dispenser pod, and the escaping water from within the pod enables a deep delivery of nutrients to the surrounding soils in the vicinity of the root bowl region.

DEVICE ASSEMBLY WITH COMPONENTS

The device is designed to be user friendly, easy and quick to install, taking a matter of minutes. 
The top flange is connected to the dispenser pod with a special thread that allows for use in sandy environments. The top flange sets the depth once the pod is inserted into the prepared hole. 
The spike assembly is easily removed or inserted, when removed, this gives direct deep-access to the root bowl region via the interior of the dispenser pod. This unique access capability enables additional slow release nutrients, Bio Char and other materials to be added at any time.

NB: It is also possible to remove the dispenser pod from the soil at any time for repositioning /  recharging etc.

BOTTLE EXPLODED VIEW

The standard dispenser pod will hold 3.5 liters of nutrient and water retentive materials. The pod is split into a top and bottom half, this is so that the bottom section can be replaced with a longer section that will increase the internal volume of the pod if required. This additional length will also increase the depth to which the dispenser pod will enter the soil, accommodating trees of differing sizes, age, type and root configuration making the device compatible across a wide range of species and also soil conditions. The device is long lasting and hardy, it is designed for commercial use on farms or private homes.

ENTRAINMENT SPIKE FITTINGS

The entrainment spike has a quarter turn quick connect design in order to engage with the top flange. All the entrainment spike fittings are threaded for ease of assembly. HDPE is both durable and flexible and breakages are not expected with normal use.

A quarter turn of the entrainment spike fitting enables easy removal of the spike. This provides deep access to the dispenser pod interior and direct access to the root bowl region. Fresh nutrients can be added at any time (at will).

The entrainment spike is simply pushed back into the pod and a quarter turn relocates this.

SOIL AMENDMENT AND DEEP-ROOT IRRIGATION

The DNA Irrigation deep-root soil amending irrigation system will save 40% of the water now so critical to the survival of many farms, one example being the San Joaquin Valley farms.

California produces:
80%+ of all stone fruit
70% of all peaches
95% of all plums
99% of all nectarines / also produces apples, berries, and avocados.
Aquifer depletion will reduce productive acreage by an estimated One-million Acres in the future.
NB: The introduction of the water-wise 
DNA Irrigation soil amendment system will save 400,000 acres, cut pumping time by 70%, cut electricity use by 70% and greatly improve yields in the valley.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Innovation and effective differentiation each create unique opportunities to dominate opposing competition in a stagnant market where all companies in the sector have nothing new to offer and mostly compete on price and service alone.

The DNA Irrigation deep-root soil amending device produces enhanced financial returns that quickly pay back the initial investment.

The DNA Irrigation deep-root soil amending system is able to utilize virgin or reconstituted UV resistant HDPE or Polypropylene plastic and can include Biodegradable plastic components, some components have an expected lifespan of 20+ years with reasonable use. Deep-root zonal irrigation is an extremely efficient water and nutrient delivery system for irrigating orchards and vineyards.

Under certain circumstances, water savings as high as 40%+ are achievable (conservative).
NB: The guaranteed key to putting water back into the aquafer is to “take less out”. The 
DNA Irrigation system provides high-value soil enhancing moisture retention elements that will reconstitute sandy, dry or arid regions typically found in Saudi, Israel, and the entire Middle East Region – as just one example.

Spain, Italy and Greece have also suffered crippling draught in recent years, the Californian San Joaquin Valley Basin has also suffered recent draught conditions.

Sub-surface low pressure deep-root zonal irrigation enables the farmer to closely control the volume of water and specifically control any water bourn nutrients that are going directly to the root bowl.
This predetermined “balanced delivery cycle” ensures the best return on investment.
The DNA Irrigation deep-root technology creates optimal efficiency for growth, good plant health and maximum returns from the orchard or vineyard.

The DNA Irrigation deep-root technology also offers additional advantages where every tree / vine can receive specific water and nutrient rationing by volume – one tree or vine potentially differing from the next according to requirements – off a single main supply line. Importantly, due to the “best use” scenario, there will be a reduction in the volume of expensive nutrients being required.

NB: The interior space within the sub-surface dispenser pod is easily accessible from the surface giving physical access to the root bowl region whereby any advantageous materials can be added as and when required.

Water is an undoubted precious resource with many countries investing in technologies that enable water conservation, water recycling and even the very costly process of water production. The value of water is especially appreciated in regions where draught or dry sandy soils predominate. DNA Irrigation offers deep-root moisture retention technology via the introduction of nutrient-rich moisture retentive elements and materials contained within the sub-surface dispenser pod. These beneficial moisture retentive materials are then positioned in the vicinity of the root bowl.

The technology resolves a number of “best practice wants” that until now have not been fully realized. This is especially applicable to water-wasteful sandy soils (e.g. desert soils) that present poor moisture retention.

Governments from affected countries are investing large sums in new technologies that are aimed at saving water, recycling water and even producing water. One such example being Israel where 87% of all sewerage generated water is recycled for use in high yielding agriculture. Israel has five reverse-osmosis desalination plants producing 85% of their tap water sourced straight out of the Mediterranean sea.

Poor soil conditions within the Middle Eastern region is especially difficult to manage, farmers are adding clay to the soil in an effort to better retain irrigation water near the surface and reduce the losses due to drainage – (done at great cost).

Sub-surface low pressure deep-root zonal irrigation enables the farmer to closely control the volume of water and specifically control any water bourn nutrients that are going directly to the root bowl.
This predetermined “balanced delivery cycle” ensures the best return on investment.
The DNA Irrigation deep-root technology creates optimal efficiency for growth, good plant health and maximum returns from the orchard or vineyard.

The DNA Irrigation deep-root technology also offers additional advantages where every tree / vine can receive specific water and nutrient rationing by volume – one tree or vine potentially differing from the next according to requirements – off a single main supply line. Importantly, due to the “best use” scenario, there will be a reduction in the volume of expensive nutrients being required.

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DNA Irrigation has developed a patented irrigation system as a result of the water shortages, drought conditions and energy constraints across the globe and to improve Sustainable Farming Practices.

Disclaimer: DNA Irrigation performance will vary in accordance with soil and climatic conditions.

CONTACT US

DNA Irrigation (Pty) Ltd

Ceres Retreaders Complex
91 Vos Street, Ceres, 6835

David Wesson
Mail: david@dnairrigation.com
Contact No: +27 (0) 84 618 8889

Richard Clarke
Mail: richard@dnairrigation.com
Contact No: +27 (0) 82 924 9616