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Pip & Stone Fruit

Demand for New Zealand-grown pip fruit continues to grow. Apple exports now exceed $560m per year and reach 65 countries around the world, and are on track to reach the industry’s target of $1 billion by 2020.

Ongoing access to water is crucial to the viability of any orchard. Irrigation, frost protection and fertigation systems encourage optimum growth and help produce a quality product for both domestic and export markets.

Because annual growing and harvesting seasons are relatively short, any equipment breakdowns during this time can have serious consequences in terms of both fruit quality and staff downtime while systems are repaired.

WaterForce can design, supply and regularly maintain all the key equipment you need to grow a strong, healthy crop. We can also help you meet environmental compliance regulations by installing water meters and open channel flow measurement devices where required.

Many orchards also need to accommodate large numbers of seasonal staff on site. WaterForce can supply portable water systems and water treatment for all your temporary accommodation needs.

Water is also an important part of the packing and cool storage process. Water is often used to cool the fruit after harvest, and the medium used to transport it through the packhouse. WaterForce supplies and services the pumps, tanks, and pipe-work associated with these processes to ensure that down time is kept to a minimum and the product gets to market in its freshest form.

Fixed & solid set sprinklers

Fixed & solid set sprinklers

We stock a wide variety of products for irrigation and frost protection suitable for new installations or repair/replacement of existing...

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Micro & mini sprinklers

Micro & mini sprinklers

Under tree irrigation using micro sprinklers is an efficient way of getting water to the root zone without getting water on the fruit which can spoil...

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Frost protection

Frost protection

Protecting young buds from frost is crucial to ensuring a good harvest as frost damage will severely reduce your crop yield. We can install a frost...

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Filtration

Filtration

Depending on your water source, you may need to filter your water before it enters your orchard’s irrigation system. Good water quality will...

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Pumping

Pumping

Crucial to any irrigation or process water application, pumps must be fit for purpose and be reliable throughout the season. We supply a range of...

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Flow meters & telemetry

Flow meters & telemetry

We can help you maintain your consent requirements and adhere to environmental compliance and water management rules. Our range of water meters and...

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Controllers & sensors

Controllers & sensors

Ensure your irrigation system operates as efficiently as possible by installing these automatic devices. They’ll help you easily manage the...

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Water treatment

Water treatment

Clear, uncontaminated, potable and process water is required as part of health and safety requirements on all orchards. We can help you bring your...

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Fertigation systems

Fertigation systems

Applying the right chemicals, at the right time, at the right dose, is critical to maximising tree health and improving your crop yield. We can help...

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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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