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Our success lies in your success. We advise you to follow small tips given below, in order to achieve maximum benefits as well as get longer and trouble free life from Jain’s Drip Irrigation System.

General Guidelines

  • Test the water quality of source water regularly, during the seasonal changes and/or whenever the water source changes. Water quality parameters shall be as per ‘Normal Level’ mentioned in Table 1, Clause 4.3 of IS 14791.

  • Keep the bypass valve “OPEN” before switching on the pump and adjust / close the same gradually to adjust the required pressure on the mainline.

  • Always install suitable pump as per design/system requirements.

  • Always maintain the required operating pressure within the system.

  • Do not under or over irrigate. Always maintain optimum moisture level in the field.

  • Always position J-Turbo Aqura with emitter facing upwards.

  • Keep the lid of filter and fertilizer tank optimally tightened while in operation.

  • Backwash the media filters regularly. Drain the screen filter and hydrocyclone filter daily.

  • While back-washing the manual media filter, always first open backwash valve, then close outlet valve, after this, open the middle valve and then close inlet valve. Follow vice versa procedure while switching over to normal mode.

  • Flush the main line, submains, laterals and online emitters at regular interval (generally once in a week) depending upon the water quality.

  • Carry out the chemical treatment (Acid and/or chlorine treatment) as per requirement to prevent dripper clogging. Follow procedure given in Indian Standard IS 14791.

  • Drinking water from the system should be strictly avoided & particularly during chemigation and fertigation.

  • Root intrusion can occur if plants are under-irrigated or if chemicals and fertilizers are not flushed out of the line properly.

  • Periodically inspect all the components installed above the ground for physical abuse, damage by field machinery, rodents etc.

  • Do not pull the laterals while shifting, laying / relaying.

  • The end cap / stop of laterals and flush valve at the end of submain should always be in closed position. If left open, these points may allow pressure loss / drop and also water wastage.

  • Operation of valve should be proper as per the direction given on valve. Do not tamper with or disturb the factory setting.

  • Before making any alteration or change in the system design, always consult the technical division of the Company or Authorised dealer. The system designed for one crop may not be adequate or suitable for another crop and / or spacing.

  • Always use pump as per design requirements. Consult Company or Authorised dealer in case of any change in pump HP.

  • Do not change the water source without ascertaining the quality of water.

  • Run system daily to keep continuous wetted strip. It also helps to avoid salt precipitation inside the tubing/ emitter.

  • To avoid damage, protect the system properly while operating farm machineries in the field or carrying out any manual operation.

  • Roll the laterals properly in coil form while removing the laterals from the field and ensure that no damage is done to GTO while folding lateral-tubes.

  • Store the polytube/ piping properly stacked and away from rodents at levels higher than ground.

  • It is advisable to conduct a ‘rat campaigning’ when rats/mice is a nuisance.

  • Use only 100% Water Soluble Fertilizer during fertigation through MIS. Don’t use any other type of fertilizer.

  • Do not mix cow dung in suction piping to prevent / stop leakage in the foot valve, instead change rubber flap and / or clean the foot valve strainer properly.

  • Power supplied (including current, voltage and frequency) to any electrical/electronics components ( including controllers, control panel, pumps etc.) shall be regulated and/or as per the specifications / requirements.

  • For further details see maintenance manual or contact us.


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