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Arable & Cropping

No two cropping operations are ever the same. From single crops of wheat, oats or barley through to specialised seed production, vegetables, herbage and forage crops, there is huge variety – often within a single property.

An irrigation system needs to be flexible enough to cope with the challenge of catering for multiple crops growing alongside one another.

WaterForce has decades of experience and can recommend the right irrigation system, including the best sprinklers, for your particular situation. We work with leading international manufacturers and can design systems to suit the variability of cropping operations in New Zealand.

Our goal is to provide you with a highly efficient irrigation system that will resemble natural rain conditions as closely as possible and minimise soil disturbance. To do this we’ll analyse your soil type, what crops you have growing, their height when fully grown, as well as your farm’s existing layout and infrastructure.

WaterForce supplies quality products including Valley pivots with customised and specialised sprinkler packs, linear irrigation, Ocmis hard hose guns and booms among our range of tailored solutions.

If you mix rotation crops with stock, we can also take care of your stock water needs and design a comprehensive system to suit your varying aims.

We recommend high-quality irrigation management tools such as Valley VRI (Variable Rate Irrigation) and SCADAfarm to our arable and cropping clients. This will give you complete control over your systems and maximise efficiencies.

High value crops are vulnerable if irrigation equipment unexpectedly breaks down during the growing season. Our dedicated teams of service technicians are available 24/7 to respond if you need them so your crop’s development can stay on track for optimum growth. We also offer regular maintenance programmes in winter to help prolong your irrigation system’s life and ensure everything runs smoothly when you need it most.

Pivot irrigation

Pivot irrigation

This is a highly efficient broad acre irrigation method suitable for 10ha or more. Pivots require very little labour input, operate on low pressure,...

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Linear irrigation

Linear irrigation

Another very efficient broad acre irrigation option, best suited to rectangular blocks of 10ha or more. This equipment has a long life, operates on...

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Travelling irrigators

Travelling irrigators

These systems require higher pressure and more labour input than pivots, and can cost more to run. But the benefit is they fit odd-shaped areas and...

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Stock water

Stock water

We supply and support a wide range of products in every branch including Alkathene pipe, Philmac ball valves, Irritec MDPE fittings, RXP LDPE...

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Pumping

Pumping

We offer ‘smart pumping’ solutions to optimise your power and water use. Our pumping designs (for irrigation, stock water and effluent),...

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Flow meters & telemetry

Flow meters & telemetry

Keeping a close eye on your irrigation, stock water and effluent systems is crucial in today’s modern farming environment. We supply the right...

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Case Studies

Pukekohe cropping company installs new centre pivot irrigation and fertigation system

Pukekohe cropping company installs new centre pivot irrigation and fertigation system

Jason Thomas of ST Growers had a landowner with a 110 hectare block of land...

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Terra Test

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Terra Test Calculator

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