Horticulture Greenhouse Management; Irrigation Methods: Perimeter Irrigation
By Hailey Elise Seidner
Perimeter Irrigation using a mixture of drip tubing and overhead misting concepts, and isolating one plant bench into its own watering area. Piping attaches to the bench's edges while nozzles connect at varying intervals across the pipe's surface. After you connect the piping to a main water supply, the nozzles spray water directly into the middle of the bench to saturate all the plants. Depending on the nozzles' manufacturer, they are adjustable so that you direct the water to 45- or 90-degree angles across the plant tops. It can be used for any kind of plants but is especially good for cut flowers. This should be used in a smaller setting.