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Section 9: Row Orientation and Length

North-south rows are the best in most fruit crops since it allows for both sides of the plant to receive direct sunlight.However, soil erosion considerations should receive first priority in Georgia. Consult with your irrigation dealer before deciding on a row length since there is a limit to how far drip lines can be run with standard size tubing (16 mm). Usually the drip lines are run for 200-300 feet in each direction down the rows, with the buried main line in the center of the vineyard perpendicular to the rows.Total row length is a maximum of 400-600 feet for the accommodation of the drip system and ease vineyard management.

Section 10: Soil Preparation