Capillary irrigation of container grown nursery stock

This factsheet summarises the benefits of low level irrigation systems in the production of container grown hardy nursery stock. It covers the principles, requirements, management needs and costs of the following systems:

  • Capillary sand beds
  • Capillary matting 
  • Ebb and flood systems
  • Sand in-fill beds

This information was last updated in 2006, so information on the current costings of each system should be sought from relevant suppliers.

Useful links

Further information on matching irrigation supply to demand with container-grown HNS crops

Information on precision scheduling of irrigation with container-grown HNS crops grown in various media