I don't have experience with the drip tape,but a bit with regular drip. Here all hard water with calcium ,so humeric acid is the cleaner of choose. We had trouble feeding the emitters on the ends from a main line in the middle of the field. Every little critter seem to take pleasure in chewing on plastic drip line.
The vegetable guys been using much more drip tape with the drought years we just had. Most are above ground and removed at the end of the crop. Some have tried to us the tape more than one crop,but most are using new for every planting.
The buried drip system now being installed have putting in a main line on each end of the field and they are connected to form a loop of all the main line.This is to even out the pressure in all parts of the drip tape. It takes someone poisoning or trapping gophers every day to keep the systems working.
There has been Federal cost share programs available in California to put buried drip in. To free up more water to send to the cities.Smile or cry depending if that putts money in your pocket or removes it. Just the Fruits, Nuts, and Snowflakes at work,in a once great state. That is still the largest ag producer in the U S A,despite all that must be endured to farm here.
Last edited by ray54; 08-25-2017 at 10:13 PM.