Irrigation systems and solutions
Agrico is a trusted supplier of irrigation systems throughout southern Africa and beyond.
Centre pivot irrigation systems
The benefits of Agrico centre pivots
Centre pivot systems provide irrigation for crops in a circular pattern spread. These incredibly efficient systems are made up of multiple sprinklers or a sprinkler pipeline that rotates around a central pivot point. This creates a circular pattern when the irrigated land is viewed from above.
Agrico offers extensive expertise on centre pivots, including design, manufacture, delivery, installation and thorough after-sales and maintenance service. Agrico centre pivots are built with high-quality materials and provide a wide range of benefits for small and large-scale agricultural applications.
Drip and micro-irrigation systems
The benefits of Agrico drip and micro-irrigation
Micro-irrigation delivers water at a low pressure and low volume, directly to the surface or subsurface of the soil, thereby minimising water wastage. Drip irrigation is a type of micro-irrigation that utilises drippers to deliver water and nutrients directly to a plant’s root zone slowly and precisely, eliminating water loss due to evaporation and run-off.
Drip and micro-irrigation are suitable for a wide variety of crops and can provide multiple benefits for farmers. Agrico provides a full range of services to get the most out of your drip and micro-irrigation systems, including survey, design, manufacture, delivery, installation and dedicated after-sales service.
We are also a proud supplier of equipment from other market-leading producers of drip and micro-irrigation systems, ensuring that you receive the optimal solution for your farm layout, crops and resources. Agrico drip and micro-irrigation systems are designed using materials of the highest quality that provide a wide range of benefits for agricultural applications.
Effortless and precise irrigation with Agrico Web Control
What is Agrico Web Control?
Agrico Web Control provides you with comprehensive functionality to optimise your irrigation efforts.
Our innovative software allows you to monitor the performance of your irrigation system and offers remote control over pumps and centre pivots, in real-time, from any smart device.
Find out more about our smart irrigation solution – Agrico Web Control.
Support and services for irrigation systems
Why choose Agrico for irrigation services and support?
When you partner with Agrico, you have access to experienced irrigation designers familiar with the latest technology, well-equipped technicians, crane trucks for service, logistical capacity and a 24/7 helpline for Agrico Web Control support.
Complete turnkey irrigation projects in Africa
With extensive design capabilities and true passion, we complete start-to-finish irrigation projects throughout southern Africa and beyond. Agrico is committed to delivering the most reliable irrigation systems that are customised to meet your exact agricultural irrigation needs. We provide elegant irrigation solutions consisting of the best components and technology, to achieve optimal functionality and efficiency.
Our turnkey irrigation case studies
Frequently asked questions about irrigation systems
Agrico’s advanced irrigation systems have the backing they deserve. Agrico has 33 branches located across southern Africa to provide you with dedicated after-sales service and support for your irrigation system.
We have developed long-lasting and valuable relationships with our customers throughout 116 years of service. Our reliable, knowledgeable and friendly agents go out of their way to help you with whatever you might need.
An irrigation system uses various components to distribute and apply water to a medium. Different water application methods are used, such as overhead, surface, or subsurface irrigation, and usually form part of a complete irrigation solution or strategy.
An irrigation solution pertains to a customised irrigation system, or set of systems, designed to meet specific agricultural, commercial or industrial needs.
On an agricultural scale, irrigation solutions are usually implemented to save water, increase yields, maintain consistent moisture, optimise droplet distribution and provide other key benefits for farms.
An irrigation system is specified and designed based on the agricultural demands of a client, the needs of the crop, farm typography and available resources. The design has to be done in accordance with a variety of agricultural factors and requirements to ensure abundant growth for plants while conserving the use of water and fertilizer.
The process usually starts with an in-depth consultation and survey of the area to assess its suitability for irrigation. A skilled team of engineers then completes detailed hydraulic designs, layout drawings and pump station blueprints to ensure an efficient irrigation system.
The cost of a complete irrigation system varies, depending on the choice and capacity of the irrigation system, as well as the demands of your crop and farm. When discussing costs, it is important to distinguish between capital cost and running costs.
The capital cost of irrigation solutions for large scale farming operations will be high, compared to small scale farms, as these require systems with greater capacity, compared to small scale farms. On the other hand, a larger farm’s running cost per hectare in terms of operational expenses, equipment and components associated with irrigation systems, may be lower.
Irrigation solutions are customised and personalised based on your needs and key insights into your operations. Contact your nearest Agrico agent to discuss the specifics of your irrigation solution.
Usually, water is pumped from a water source (such as a river or a dam), whereafter filters remove particles that may cause clogging down the line. The water is then transported via pipes to the irrigation system. These pipes are connected with fittings of many shapes, sizes and materials and flow is controlled by valves within the pipeline. Finally, sprinklers or other types of emitters distribute water over the crops.
Agrico supplies irrigation components from leading global brands in the industry and manufactures top-quality, and highly durable irrigation components in-house.
Tell us about your irrigation system needs - we’d love to help!
Agrico has multiple branches throughout Southern Africa
We provide commercial irrigation solutions for a wide variety of farms growing a wide variety of crops. Your nearest Agrico agent can provide the necessary information, advice and support you will need to make informed decisions about your irrigation strategy. Get in touch with us today.