AgFirst Engineering was approached to design an irrigation system for 10 hectares of Kiwifruit, with provision in the system to allow for future expansion of 20 hectares of orchard.
There were some key considerations that needed to be taken into account when designing the system. Due to the heavier nature of the soils onsite, a key consideration was to reduce rutting issues down orchard rows with the use of orchard machinery as this has proven to be a big issue with orchard operations in this area. The Briants’ required a high quality system providing precise application of crop wailer requirements. Automation was another key factor, however the system needed the ability to be monitored and easily adjusted according to the specific requirements onsite.
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