Irrigation

Irrigation Systems

For the last four years, the MicroFarm has used a small fixed gun to irrigate pasture. On-site calibrations showed uniformity (up to about DULQ = 0.8) could be acceptable. However this system is less suited to process crops so alternatives were sought.

ThinkWater Hawke’s Bay and Netafim NZ installed buried drip irrigation in Block 2 in April 2013. More details here>

Drumpeel Farms donated a single span T-L linear move irrigator in 2014. This is able to spray irrigate all the main block paddocks as required.
More details here>