Irrigation for mushroom farms
Spray nozzles designed for mushroom growing beds must distribute water with an even spray distribution in order to provide an even growth rate. In addition, the spray quantity must be low (approx. 300 μm) in order avoid overwatering. As many mushroom farms are also equipped with LED lights to promote growth, it is also crucial that the spray nozzles only spray downwards in order to avoid any droplets on the lights.
Hydration is important for a succesful mushroom harvest. Without proper hydration control, mushrooms can become dehydrated or overly saturated, leading to poor yields or low-quality mushrooms.
Consistent and precicely controlled irrigation will lead to higher mushroom yields. Since mushrooms are mostly composed of water, a lack of moisture will result in smaller, less desirable mushrooms. Adequate irrigation helps ensure the growth of larger, more marketable mushrooms.
Having an automatic irrigation system will save an enormous amount of time and labour on your mushroom farm. Instead of manually watering each bed or container, farmers can set up irrigation schedules and let the system do the work, freeing up their time for other essential tasks.
Solution: Ikeuchi SSP spray nozzle for mushroom irrigation
Ikeuchi’s SSP nozzle has been specifically developed for mushroom irrigation based on our clients needs:
SSP for mushroom irrigation
- 125° wide spray angle in order to cover a large growing bed at limited spraying height
- Square shaped spray pattern to easily cover square shaped growing beds and to avoid spraying overlap
- Low Spray Impact: approx. 300 μm (classified as natural light rain) which is considered the ideal amount for most mushrooms
- This spray nozzle is especially developed to only spray downwards in order to avoid damages on LED lights and to prevent rottening of woods etc.
Are you also interested in learning more about the importance of humidity control in mushroom cultivation? Then read our blog post here