We supplied and installed a new irrigation system to supply water and fertiliser to a new blueberry project.
The project consisted of a new tunnelled nursery containing coir pots and a new production field area also containing large coir pots. The systems had to factor in a combined water source with which to fill a new 700,000 litre tank.
A portion of the water came from a nearby stream which had to be filtered and pre-dosed before entering the tank, the remainder of the water consisted of rainwater from a harvesting system which had to be linked into the system to ensure that spare capacity was available.
Two new pump-houses were constructed to service the new sites and were fitted with pumps, filters, injection rigs and pre-dosing systems. The complete system was constructed on site and by working with the farms own staff to commission the project.
"A new site has been identified for 2011 and working with Cobrey Farms staff this project is already underway.“
During 2008 we were asked to design a new table top strawberry unit.
System included: Rainwater harvesting system to store water from the polytunnel structures and a sealed drain water system which uses the run-off for another site feature.
Two new large galavanised water storage tanks A purpose built campsite with associated sewage works and infrastructure. Complete landscaping and transplant of an existing hedge to improve site access. New farm roads and infrastructure to support the new site/ Bespoke pumphouse, acid dosing and fertiliser injection system to support the growing systems.
"Bespoke pumphouse, acid dosing and fertiliser injection system to support the growing systems“
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.“