NEW FlowControl Drip Tape Gives Growers the Best of Both Worlds

FlowControl drip tapeAfter several years of intense and dedicated development, Toro has launched FlowControl Drip Tape, an exciting new product that creates an entirely new category within the drip irrigation marketplace. In the past, growers had to choose between uniformity and control over flow rates. Now, FlowControl drip tape gives growers the best of both worlds: improved uniformity (compared to turbulent flow devices), and superior ability to control the overall system flow rate (compared to pressure-compensating devices).

This innovative new product gives growers a level of control not possible in the past.  Now growers have a new tool to help them achieve their objectives – increasing yield and quality, while at the same time using water, fertilizers and other resources in the best way possible.

The new FlowControl drip irrigation tape category is a better choice compared to both standard turbulent-flow products and traditional pressure-compensating products.  Compared to turbulent-flow drip tape, FlowControl drip tape:

  • improves irrigation uniformity, resulting in better system performance.
  • increases planting and harvest efficiency by farming longer lengths of run without unnecessary submains.
  • gives growers the ability to farm on hilly terrain without sacrificing uniformity or flexibility.

Compared to pressure-compensating drip tape, FlowControl drip tape:

  • allows growers to retain the flexibility to increase or decrease water flow rate, which provides greater control over watering decisions.
  • is available in a wide range of thicknesses (6-mil through 15-mil) to meet the needs of all farming applications.
  • emitter spacing options start at 6” without higher prices for close emitter spacing, since drip tape is sold by the foot, not the emitter.

For more information on the Aqua-Traxx drip tape product line or the new  FlowControl™ drip tape, watch the following video or visit

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8 Responses to NEW FlowControl Drip Tape Gives Growers the Best of Both Worlds

  1. Mike says:

    what is the flow rate for 8 inch spacing at each emitter for the high flow and the low flow?

  2. VICTOR says:

    i know that you have sub-surface irigation tape (hose)
    can we use this to irrigate apple trees or peach trees?

  3. kamal says:

    I am from India Tamil Nadu state how can I contact you

  4. Eric says:

    We have a vineyard placed on a sloped terrain, so need a drip tape which will evenly distribute the flow.
    Which tape should we purchase, the PBX or PBX FC? Or would you recommend something else for a grape vineyard?
    Also which tape should be used for apple tree orchard which is also placed on a hilly terrain?


    • torodriptips says:

      Hi Eric,

      I would recommend the BlueLine PC dripline for vineyards and fruit trees on sloping terrain. With the BlueLine PC dripline, you can closely match your emitters to the spacing of the trees or vines and the wall thickness allows this product to remain in place for many years. This product can also be hung on a wire. The initial investment is higher when compared to PBX FC but it is more resistant to the elements. You can read more about BlueLine here.

      The PBX FC works well on sloping terrain and is more economical due to its thinner wall but is more suited to row crops that last a season or two and are closely spaced such as strawberries, tomatoes, flowers, etc.

      Hope this information helps!

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