We were asked to supply and install an irrigation system to run alongside a fertiliser injection rig on a new table top strawberry unit.
The new pump-house was designed to initially control 2.69 Hectare of crop but was also capable of coping with expansion in the future. A galvanised water storage tank with a capacity of 200,000 litres was erected alongside the new pump-house and fertiliser house which was linked to the pump house
The tank filling system comprises of a self cleaning filter, acid pre-dosing system and a pontoon based filling pump capable of filling the tank in 15 hours. The control systems and panels were built to control a Netafim Netajet with feed and acid channels. The main pump system has the capacity to supply 40m3 /hr and incorporates an inverter control with duty/standby pumps.
A series of pressure reducing valves control the individual field sections and these are situated inside the pump-house. The crop is irrigated by using PCJ drippers which are attached to the table-top frames.
"The crop is irrigated by using PCJ drippers which are attached to the table-top frames.“