Agriculture has always been the backbone of New Zealand’s economy. From high country stations through to expansive green paddocks and flat fertile plains, our natural environment is well-suited to dairy, stock farming and a wide variety of crops.
One crucial feature they all require is water. Without it, our agricultural industry simply wouldn’t exist.
WaterForce are the experts at delivering water exactly where and when you need it. We are the leading supplier of irrigation, pumping, stockwater, effluent, flow meter and telemetry solutions in New Zealand.
Good farm environmental planning and efficient water use is key to the dairy industry’s future success. We’re proud to help New Zealand farmers embrace and overcome these challenges around the country.
We support sustainable farming and environmental initiatives. We encourage new management techniques that better connect actions to the environmental outcomes and more on-farm monitoring and measuring that gives farmers confidence their actions are reaping benefits.
New Zealand dairy farmers are committed to continually improving their sustainability. There efforts to date have included fencing over 26,000 km of waterways to exclude cattle.
New Zealand has the world’s highest level of dairy self-sufficiency, due to favorable natural conditions for dairy production, and a small population.
The New Zealand dairy sector provides direct employment for more than 38,000 people and is a top 10 purchaser of output from a third of all other industries in the New Zealand economy.
Irrigation is used to support land use, particularly in areas with low or seasonal rainfall. Irrigation can improve the productivity of land for farming activity, and support amenity or recreational land uses within urban environments.
At WaterForce, we are proud to help New Zealand farmers embrace and overcome challenges around the country and support sustainable farming and environmental initiatives. We encourage new management techniques that better connect actions to the environmental outcomes and more on-farm monitoring and measuring that gives farmers confidence their actions are reaping benefits.
We will equip our farmers with the knowledge, and tools to best manage their water resources and provide them with the monitoring tools to do this.
45.3% of New Zealand’s total land area is being farmed for Agricultural & Horticultural Use. Sheep & beef farming is the main agricultural use at 31.9% of total land, followed by dairying at 9.8% of total land.
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.
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.
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.