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1 AN INTRODUCTION TO SUBSURFACE DRIP IRRIGATION SSDI

2 Program How it works The advantages of and when to use SSDI A few examples Geoflow Products

3 Drip irrigation125 year ago

4 How it Works ½” dripline grid is buried 15 to 60 cm. deep where it slowly and evenly places effluent into the soil.

5 Pulsed SSDD Water & Soil By courtesy of the USDA, Fresno Subsurface Drip uses 40% greater volume of soil than surface drip

6 Steep Slope 65% Slope Alpine Club, Mt. Tamalpais

7 Flexibility Around Obstacles

8 Shallow Soils Palm Island, Dubai

9 Re-use in the Landscape Carmel Valley Hotel Designed by Questa Engineering

10 Municipal Reuse Pauanui Effluent Irrigation System ACENZ Annual Awards of Excellence 2010

11 Olives in Spain

12 Hops Field in Yakima Valley, Washington.

13 Zinfandel grapes in Lodi, California (Mondavi) Note vertical trellis

14 Asparagus - California

15 Citrus – Calabria, Italy

16 Three Research Projects

17 . Fig. 1. Tomato crop exposed to ambient (left) vs. enriched (right) CO2 levels Methane – CH4 -- > CO2 H2O O2 H2 Methane (CH 4 ) is a greenhouse gas that remains in the atmosphere for approximately 9-15 years. Methane is over 20 times more effective in trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) over a 100-year period

18 Eucalyptus Forest Research Institute, New Zealand

19 Community Development Omaha Beach Golf Course, N.Z.

20 State Park Angel Island, San Francisco Bay

21 Geoflow Dripline Products Nano-ROOTGUARD® Balan® impregnated emitters prevents root intrusion When used with the ADI and Vered drippers 15 year warranty / 30+ year expected life Patents: Nano-ROOTGUARD – 6,821,928 B2 ROOTGUARD – 5,116,414

22 WASTEFLOW Two pink stripes and turquoise inner lining

23 Bactericide treated turquoise inner lining

24 Geoflow Products Nano-ROOTGUARD® Prevents roots from plugging dripline GeoShield Prevents bacterial growth in the lines

25 Geoflow Products Our Unique products Geoflow Wasteflow dripline Geoflow ROOTGUARD dripline GeoShield filters

26 Geoflow Dripline Products ROOTGUARD® Root-ball around dripper Roots Exposed. ……No roots found in dripline

27 U = Untreated T = Treated When roots make contact with ROOTGUARD, root growth is redirected. Non-systemic. Photograph by courtesy of Fresno State University Geoflow Dripline Products ROOTGUARD® as a root barrier

28 Patents: Anti-bacterial lining for drip irrigation laterals – 5,332,160 Low friction lining for drip irrigation conduits – Provisional – not published Geoflow Dripline Products GeoShield® Combats Slime from plugging system Anti-bacterial (TBT-M) in the dripper Anti-bacterial (TBT-M) in the turquoise lining of the drip tube A smooth release agent inside the dripline containing Viton® (similar to Teflon) discourages organics from sticking.

29 Metzerplas drippers available to Geoflow Turkey in WASTEFLOW® and ROOTGUARD®

30 Geoflow Filter Products GeoShield® Protects filter element from slime build up Reduces surface blinding Available in pre-assembled headworks Automatic self flushing or manual flush

31 Thank you Rodney Ruskin


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