Plain / Blind Laterals
Plain Laterals / Blind laterals is a "line-source"
product that incorporates a series of relatively inexpensive,
engineered emission devices into a thin walled tube.
Water is distributed evenly along the length of the
tube through emission devices which may be spaced anywhere
from 4" to 24" apart. To accommodate various
crops and terrain, tube wall thicknesses are available
from .004" to .015" (4 mil to 15 mil), emitter
flow rates from .07 - .34 gph, and pipe diameters from
5/8" to 1 3/8". Drip tape is available in
standard and pressure compensating models, and is used
extensively for vegetable and field row crop cultivation.
It may be installed above or below the ground, and may
be retrieved for multi-season reuse or disposed at the
end of each season. Drip tape is relatively inexpensive
and is ready to install without any additional emission
device installation labor.