Toro Australia is excited to announce the introduction of the new Aqua-Traxx® Azul™ drip tape. This tape features an innovative flow path design in the emitter and is more effective in resisting clogging than ever before.
Market demands, weather patterns and resource availability change every day, so precision agriculture practices must evolve to help growers stay ahead. From increasing yield and improving quality to making the best use of available resources, irrigation technology is evolving too. Aqua-Traxx Azul is the latest Toro innovation in precision agriculture and offers superior clog resistance through an innovative emitter design. You will have more control over the time, energy and water you invest in your crop.
The key to reducing drip tape clogging is to protect the flow path labyrinth from debris. Azul drip tape has a greater filtration area, with patent-pending multi-stage filters that protect the emitter from different sizes of debris. Therefore the tape only has a 120 mesh filtration requirement. Optimised large flow passages in the emitters ensure a consistent and uniform distribution of water and nutrients to maximise clog resistance and performance.
Growers will still receive the same great quality and performance they expect from Aqua-Traxx premium drip tapes.
Bruno Capogreco, from Capogreco Farms in WA, is one of the first people in Australia to use Toro’s new Aqua-Traxx Azul drip tape and feedback has been great.
Capogreco Farms have been using Toro Aqua-Traxx drip tape for over a decade and have installed more than 5000 reels over the years. The 200 hectare family farm is located in Hamel, an hour south of Perth. The Capogrecos grow rockmelon , honeydew, watermelon and orange candy for the Australian market and export (Singapore, UAE , Japan and Hong Kong).
Bruno says that maintenance and flushing of the dripline is very easy: “We use flushing valves at every end and flush once per month. Uniformity of Azul is a lot better and we have seen a 5% improvement in yield”.
The new Aqua-Traxx Azul is available in 0.49 and 1.02 Lph emitter flow rates.
For Aqua-Traxx Azul design help, check out our AquaFlow design software.
To find out more about Aqua-Traxx Azul go to: www.toroirrigationsolutions.com.au