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ECAN - Water Meter Consents - 5-10 Litres Per Second

ECAN - Water Meter Consents - 5-10 Litres Per Second

30 January 2018

Environment Canterbury is working closely with water consent holders and industry partners to achieve better management of the region’s water resources. Please contact your local WaterForce Branch who has a dedicated Water Management Team to steer you in the right direction with realistic...

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How Long is Too Long?

How Long is Too Long?

13 January 2018

It seems a funny time for WaterForce to talk about ‘Preventative Maintenance’ but summer is when its most important, its when your system needs to run at its smoothest, and when you and your team notice the things that need attention- you may not be thinking about off season maintenance...

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Todays Irrigation Sprinklers Reflect Decades of Fine

Todays Irrigation Sprinklers Reflect Decades of Fine

12 January 2018

Sprinkler design has improved significantly since the early days of center pivot sprinkler systems. In the beginning, center pivots used impact sprinklers from solid set systems simply because they were the only sprinklers available. Impact sprinklers operated at very high pressures — 60 to...

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On the farm with the internet of things

On the farm with the internet of things

31 October 2017

As the demand on water resources in the agricultural industry continues to grow, farmers are looking to technology for more efficient solutions. One area of significant investment is in precision farming, or the use of data to figure out where and when resources such as irrigation are...

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The view of our Field Service Team!

The view of our Field Service Team!

22 September 2017

Our field service technicians around the country get to work in some great conditions and some not so great conditions. One of our senior field Technicians Paul McQuilkin from the Manawatu was recently preparing some new Valley irrigators with Valley VRI-iS for client hand over, and the weather...

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Pivots with the Valley X-Tec Drive Helps grow High Quality potatoes

Pivots with the Valley X-Tec Drive Helps grow High Quality potatoes

19 September 2017

Valleys X-tec has yet to make it to NZ shores yet, but USA farmers are seeing good benefits. The advanced technology doesn't fit all farms, but for NZ growers we can see some good advantages fro crop rotation, wind protection and even soil erosion management. Get in contact with your WaterForce...

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Spring start up and Evaluating the Design of Your Center Pivot Sprinkler Package

Spring start up and Evaluating the Design of Your Center Pivot Sprinkler Package

19 September 2017

As we look towards the start of our next irrigation season, now is the time to be considering one of the most over looked, but must important parts of your pivot irrigator, the sprinkler pack.  WaterForce can support clients with sprinkler pack reviews and replacements, but there is also...

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Irrigartion NZ Magazine Spring Edition available now

Irrigartion NZ Magazine Spring Edition available now

18 September 2017

A great range of topics covered in this spring edition- from politics and water, Pivot electrical regulations and compliance- important for clients and irrigation providers, and a great range of discussions around improving your efficiency through irrigation including articles involving the...

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Valley X-Tec: Center Drive Motor

Valley X-Tec: Center Drive Motor

31 August 2017

This Center Drive Motor Will Change the Way You Irrigate The Valley X-Tec delivers the ultimate combination: top performing speed for quick irrigation cycles and dynamic power to take on even the toughest terrain. This new center drive motor combines an advanced DC motor with our patented new...

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2018 Ballance Farm Environment Awards

2018 Ballance Farm Environment Awards

21 August 2017

Entries now open!  www.bfea.org.nz The Ballance Farm Environment Awards recognises and celebrates good farm practices which promotes sustainable land management through an annual awards programme which is now run in 11 regions throughout New Zealand. We believe that positive role models...

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