Fogging Nozzles Vs. Soaking Hoses

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Date: 
1997
Volume: 
9
Number: 
9
Tip Category: 
Evaporative cooling

Recently there has been a substantial amount of interest in using soaker hoses to wet two-inch paper pad systems instead of fogging nozzles. Growers are interested in using soaker hoses for a number of reasons, the most important of which is doing away with two hundred or more clog-prone fogging nozzles. Secondly, a hundred feet or so of soaker hose is significantly cheaper than 200 nozzles, over 300 feet of schedule 80 PVC pipe, and a 3/4 hp booster pump. Finally, growers hope that a soaker hose system will produce less runoff than a conventional fogging pad system.