How to Use Netafim Drip Rings for Containers

How to Use Netafim Drip Rings for Containers

Nov 15th 2023

Netafim drip rings are the most recent innovation in container watering. Netafim NetBow drip ring is a unique and user-friendly ring with multiple outlet emitters. This easy-to-use ring is used for container irrigation. They are designed to keep high-value crop growers in mind. Netafim developed these innovative rings to meet the unique needs of high-value soilless container-irrigated crops such as cannabis and blueberries that require specific irrigation and fertigation.

Netafim Netbow drip rings moisten the entire container for healthy root development. The outlet emitters in the ring are ideal for evenly distributing water and nutrients with no blind spot and are highly clog resistant.

In this blog post, you will learn all you need to know about these advanced container irrigation drip rings, including how they work, the installation process, and how Netbow drip rings are different from DIY drip rings.

How do Netafim NetBow Drip Rings Work?

NetBow drip rings maintain uniform growing conditions for high-value crops that increase the quality and quantity of crop yield. These rings irrigate the entire container medium through superb uniform distribution in 2–15 gallon containers. The 10-inch ring has eight outlets, and it is placed on the surface surrounding the plant so that it ensures 100% uniform coverage from top to bottom with no blind spots. However, the 5" ring comes with four emitters that are used in small pots. With these drippers, roots can develop in every inch of the container, so your crops will reach their full potential and ensure better ROI.

The drip point is connected to the mainline using a barbed fitting that is compatible with ⅛" micro tubing. Netbow drip ring features typhoon clog-resistant drippers to provide more water distribution with a lower risk of clogging. Each typhoon emitter has a flow rate of .53 GPH at 14.5 PSI. Additionally, you can connect it to diverse hub drippers like Woodpecker or Woodpecker Jr Emitters to irrigate large areas and control flow rate.

Features of Netafim NetBow Drip Rings

  • Uniform water distribution with 4 or 8 dripping outlets
  • Compatible with 2-15 gallon (10 to 60 liters) containers
  • Excellent clogging resistance and UV resistance
  • Maximum operating pressure: 58 PSI
  • Easy to install and remove
  • Light gray color for enhanced light reflection
  • Numerous connection options to hub drippers like PC, PCJ, or Uniram

How to install Netafim NetBow Drip Rings?

Netafim NetBow drip ring is quick to install and remove when the season is over. NetBow drip ring delivers a flow rate of 2 l/h from each of its eight dripping outlets at 1.0 bar when it is connected directly to the water supply. On the other hand, when NetBow is connected to a hub dripper, it can deliver 1/4 liter per hour from each of its outlets while delivering sufficient velocity for self-cleaning.

Here is the installation process of the NetBow drip ring in your container.

  • First, cut a 3X5mm diameter microtube at the necessary length to conveniently reach from the hub dripper to the NetBow ring inlet. Use a soft polyethylene microtube to install easily. You can order pre-cut pieces of SSPE micro-tube of the required length with the required fittings.
  • Attach the tube to the hub dripper's barb connector. If a hub dripper has a press-fit connector, then use a press-fit to barb adapter.
  • Insert the five spikes into five holes on the bottom of NetBow.
  • Place the NetBow ring on the substrate surface of the container so that it surrounds the plant location. Attach the free end of the microtube to the NetBow drip ring barb inlet. Insert the ring spikes into the soil so that its bottom makes contact with the soil.
  • Next, adjust the NetBow drip ring inlet T orientation (up/down) for the ideal micro-tube position.
  • Lastly, ensure that the micro-tube is not pinched, bent, or stretched.

What is the difference between a DIY drip ring and a NetBow drip ring?

Let's discover how the DIY drip ring is different from the NetBow drip ring.

DIY Drip Ring

A DIY drip ring is an excellent way to deliver water and nutrients to your plants in hydroponics or aquaponics gardening. You can make these drip rings easily on your own as they require only a few simple parts and minimal time. With it, you can provide even and constant water to your crops.

In hydroponic gardening, nutrient-rich water is recirculated, and a drip ring helps maintain consistent moisture levels in root zones. Unlike NetBow multi-outlet drip rings, there are five or more holes created in a DIY drip ring, depending on your tube ring length.

One of the best things about it is you can use them in both indoor/outdoor gardens, and they'll be a great irrigation system for your garden. For a DIY drip ring, you will need poly tubing, ¼" soaker dripline, a T fitting for connecting the drip ring, a puncher to make holes, and couplers.

NetBow Drip Ring

On the other hand, the NetBow drip ring is an innovative container irrigation ring with multi-outlet drippers. It is designed exclusively for watering containerized high-value crops such as cannabis. NetBow also offers many benefits, such as uniform growth, fewer diseases, optimal root zone development, reduced labor, and maximum profit.

The Bottom Line

If you're growing high-value crops in containers on soilless culture, the Netafim NetBow Drip Ring is an ideal thing to use. Your high-value crops will get uniform water distribution that will result in better growth and greater yields. With NetBow drip rings, you can put water exactly where you need it. Additionally, you can DIY drip rings easily for your indoor and outdoor garden for optimal growth.

At DripWorks, we carry innovative and user-friendly Netafim NetBow Drip Rings and Woodpecker Emitters. If you have any queries or you are looking for a specific irrigation product, feel free to contact us on weekdays. Our irrigation experts will help you choose the best product that suits your gardening needs.