KISSS sub-surface textile irrigation is a farmer’s best friend, delivering water straight to the root zone and uniformly saturating soil.
How does KISSS work?
Suited to a wide variety of crops, KISSS is the only irrigation system designed specifically for use underground. KISSS' innovative design delivers water direct to the root zone. KISSS matches the capillary action of the soil moving water outwards and upwards at a speed determined by the soils absorption rate. When soil is saturated, KISSS automatically redirects water to dry soil eliminating tunneling and water waste.
Case studies show that KISSS' precise root zone management can improve crop yield and quality, improve disease resistance and reduce water and fertiliser requirement.
- Saves up to 60% more water compared to conventional irrigation systems
- Salinity management
- Reduced fertiliser costs
- Chemical-free inhibition of roots
- Significant maintenance savings (less damage as it is sub-surface)
- Reduced labour (fixed, automatic irrigation requiring no movement of pipes)
- KISSS can be safely used with recycled water
The Difference Between KISSS Sub-Surface Textile Irrigation and Sub-surface Drip
Conventional subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) systems discharge water to the soil from emitters spaced at regular intervals along a drip line. Each emitter acts as a point source of water and so the drip line gives rise to a series of circular wetting patterns. Conventional irrigation systems must be run as long as is necessary to wet the driest region of soil and join up the circular wetting patterns.
KISSS effectively has millions of tiny emitters in every linear metre dispersing water evenly at a rate the matches the soil capillary action. This means that only a minimum volume of water is required to ensure a controlled and uniform wetting pattern and over-wetting is avoided.
KISSS provides an eco-friendly approach to irrigation, discharging water straight to the root zone. The unique design matches the capillary action of the soil moving water at a speed determined by the type of soil. This innovative approach to sub-surface irrigation creates a controlled and uniform wetting pattern and makes every drop count.
Installation and Maintenance of KISSS irrigation
Proper installation and ongoing maintenance is crucial to optimising KISSS performance.
While installing KISSS is relatively straight forward for both retro-fitting and new ground installation, Irrigation and Water Technology (IWT) recommends that an irrigation specialist installs the product.