One of the country’s leading smart irrigation solutions providers, Netafim India has launched the FlexNet mainline and sub-mainline piping for above and below-ground drip irrigation systems for Indian farmers to make farming simplified. This multifaceted piping solution can be adapted for any type of rabi, Kharif, vegetables, cucurbits or other crop varieties that use drip irrigation in row beds.
The product was launched by Randhir Chauhan, Managing Director, Netafim India on leading social media platforms and witnessed by 2.5 million farmers across the country.
Speaking on the occasion, Chauhan commented, “Even with India’s agricultural sector being dominated by small landholdings, we cannot let the opportunity to assimilate the latest technological innovations escape any Indian farmer. The introduction of FlexNet piping is centered on this very objective to make farming simplified. Rooted in technological excellence, the piping solution aims to lend farmers greater support and autonomy over their fields.”
Netafim’s FlexNet differs from the traditional PVC as well as layflat tubing systems majorly in terms of portability and convenience. Owing to its lightweight and sturdiness, installation and usability are easier for farmers. Due to low product weight, customised outlets spacing and especially designed dripline connectors, farmers can easily layout and retrieve these portable pipes. These features reduce the installation time and manpower-cost by up to 30 per cent for farmers when compared to a typical PVC and layflat installation.
Product longevity is achieved through patented material and weaving technology that provides both strength and flexibility of folding for easy transportation. The integrally welded connectors ensure a secure and leak-proof connection between distribution pipes and laterals to increase irrigation efficiency, thereby permitting uniform water distribution for better crop yield.
The next-generation piping system offers farmers a smart and sustainable irrigation mechanism. The premium polypropylene material avoids snaking and ensure the product to hold position even in the most stringent climatic and environmental conditions. It reduces weeding and muddy spots thanks to perfect sealing between the patented outlets and the pipe, which is guaranteed to provide top performance over many years. It offers a full line of branching and lateral connectors compatible with all Netafim systems. The white colouring offers thermal resistance and can withstand high chemical and UV exposure.
The FlexNet solution by Netafim India is available in the diameter ranging from 2 to 5 inches and comes with a pipe valve, dripline connector, pipe connector and puncture kit. The output of the sub-main line comes in differences of 2.5, 4, 5 and 6 feet respectively. The feature to close the end cap of the sub-main line and open for cleaning is also achievable. It offers a full line of branching and lateral connectors compatible with all Netafim systems. Punctured pipes can be repaired very effortlessly with the help of a puncture kit and without any special assistance. The compact piping solution could be easily removed and placed anywhere in the house after irrigation.
With the launch of FlexNet, Netafim India aims to cover 100,000 hectares of land under irrigation and reach 50,000 farmers across India in the coming year.