Save labor by speeding up your hand watering

Save labor by speeding up your hand watering

Time management in the greenhouse is always a paramount concern. With nationwide labor shortages affecting every industry, it is important to optimize the efficiency of day-to-day greenhouse operations.

There are many ways to automate irrigation, for example; however, there are other simple, cost-effective solutions that can be implemented first. Choosing the right watering tools can have a major impact on irrigation labor. By choosing high-flow waterbreakers, valves, and hoses, watering time can be drastically cut down.

recent blog post from Dramm highlights how different waterbreakers supply different flow rates based on the number of holes within the output of the nozzle. Fewer, larger holes means a higher volume of water in a shorter period of time.

However, increasing flow rate is a careful balance. While a higher flow nozzle will allow you to water plants faster, the increased volume will result in larger droplets. This is often too harsh for early stage growing. Once plants mature, they have the strength to endure a higher flow and a root system that requires more water. Making the switch at this stage is key to improving watering efficiency.

Watering equipment is like tools in a tool box. Different tools will work best for different jobs. Optimizing the use of those tools in the right way can save you both time and labor.

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