Watering spike does it right…*

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Every irrigator, from the home gardener to the professional nursery manager, knows the challenge of putting the right amount of water onto each plant.

Differences in elevation, in distance from the water source and plant water requirements all contribute to this challenge.

For nearly every situation, Antelco have come up with a great solution with their Asta drip.

The Asta drip is a spike-mounted, pressure-compensating dripper that applies a precise amount of water wherever it is installed.

There are three different flow rates - 2, 4 and 8 L/hour - to choose from ensuring that, whatever the plants’ water needs are, there is a dripper available for the task.

The features of the Asta drip mean that it can be used in a wide variety of situations.

Gardeners love to mix and match plants of different types, in pots, in garden beds and on patios and verandas. The Asta drip is the perfect answer. The pressure-compensating feature, which operates over a wide range of pressures from 100 to 300 kPa, means that regardless of position each plant gets the optimal water.

If some plants have slightly different water needs, the simple colour-coded nozzles mean it is easy to select a flow rate that suits.

The Asta drip is stake mounted with a 4 mm barbed fitting for easy connection to a 4 mm supply tube. With Antelco’s 4 mm fittings, including proprietary elbows and joiners, tubing can be discreetly tucked away so the focus of the garden is on the plants and not on the irrigation system.

Using rainwater can sometimes lead to blocking problems in drippers and small sprays. The turbulent pathway of the Asta drip minimises blocking problems and a unique self-flushing feature, which is activated when the water is turned off, gives added protection.

Even in production nurseries watering has been identified by the Nursery and Garden Industry Association as a key contributor to profitability.

The Asta drip has also been installed successfully in tree lots and shade houses, where the product’s features ensure uniform watering and putting water where it counts.
*Copy supplied by Antelco