Subsurface Drip Irrigation2022-08-17T11:34:00-07:00


Subsurface drip irrigation is a variation on traditional drip irrigation where the dripline (tubing and drippers) is buried beneath the soil surface, rather than laid on the ground, supplying water directly to the roots of your crop.

The depth and distance the dripline is placed depends on the soil type and the plant’s root structure. SDI is more than an irrigation system; it is a root zone management tool. Fertilizer can be applied to the root zone as required when it will be most beneficial to your crop – resulting in greater use efficiencies and better crop performance.

Call one of our certified designers today to get a quote for the most efficient method of irrigating your crop. Common crops that have shown significant yield increases are alfalfa, corn, canola, durum wheat and potatoes.

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  • Sprinklers

    We carry quality sprinklers for various applications - open field, greenhouses, landscape, etc. Let us find the most intelligent sprinkler irrigation solution that works for you!

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  • Pumps

    Our certified staff can help you with any pumping project; whether you are irrigating, dewatering, pumping sewage, or need a domestic water service.

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  • Filtration

    From manual disc filters to large automatic filters, Netafim’s advanced technologies will add years of performance to the life of your irrigation system.

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  • Fertigation

    Lower your fertilizers’ costs and get better and higher yields with our advanced fertigation solutions.

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  • Flexible and PE Pipe
    Flexible and PE Pipe

    Our pipe is produced from the best raw materials, complying with the highest standards - creating reliable, smooth irrigation for your field.

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  • Dripline and Connectors
    Dripline and Connectors

    Emitters pre-installed into the drip hose provide very even amounts of water to your crop.  There are many different flow rates and dripper spacings to choose from, and finding the right dripline for your specific application is key.

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  • Valves

    We carry a wide variety of valves each with a choice of control functions and connections. We carry float valves, electric valves, coupling valves, pressure compensating valves etc.

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  • Hose Reel
    Hose Reel

    Our line of high quality irrigation reels are manufactured in Italy by world market leader, Ocmis Irrigation. Ocmis is dedicated to quality and is known for their cutting edge research.

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  • Digital Farming
    Digital Farming

    You can now easily monitor, analyze and automate your irrigation from wherever you are using controllers such as our Ranch Telemetry System!

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Find the products you need to grow more efficiently.

  • PMDI and Subsurface drip irrigation

    Significant water savings in the 30% range

    Do SDI and PMDI really work?

    Nathan Koppert was born in Woodstock, Ontario and moved with his family to Lethbridge, Alberta when he was 14. He studied at the University of Lethbridge, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Studies.

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    Theo’s first experience was incredibly positive

    SDI and the Tallest Corn in Alberta

    Theo Slingerland farms near Lethbridge, Alberta. He immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands in 1989 and purchased his first quarter section in 1992. Over the years Theo produced hay and cereals in addition to working on neighbours’ dairy and pig farms.

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    I recommend drip to other farmers

    Alkalinity No Problem for Drip in Gem

    Don and Elma Plett have been farming in Gem for over 30 years, growing a variety of seed, grain and forage crops with alfalfa seed being the main product during most of that time.

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    Traditional irrigation needs improving

    Higher Efficiencies & Dryland Production Leads Producer to Drip

    Doug Stanko was born, raised, and continues to live in Lomond, Alberta. Doug has been producing a variety of crops over the last 30 years since taking over his Dad’s farm at an early age.

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    Increased Irrigable Acres & Additional Opportunities

    Ken Coles was born in Taber, Alberta and moved his wife and 3 sons to Lethbridge in 2000. Ken studied at the University of Lethbridge and has worked as a researcher first for Monsanto, then for Agriculture Canada and currently is President of Farming Smarter. In addition to these roles, Ken began farming 15 years ago, growing a wide variety of crops over the years.

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  • Nathan KoppertLethbridge, Alberta
  • Theo SlingerlandLethbridge, Alberta
  • Don PlettLethbridge, Alberts
  • Doug StankoLemond, Alberta
  • Ken ColesLethbridge, Alberta