A new irrigation system was required for a 230 Hectare vineyard near Bordertown, South Australia. A dual system (frost control and drip irrigation) for the Chardonnay variety was required, with drip irrigation installed on the other varieties.
The HydroPlan re-design of 'trade' design resulted in a 30% capital saving. Nine bores were developed with automatic start/stop functions as well as a soil moisture monitoring system which also controlled irrigation and protected against frost.
Chemical amendment rig allows blends of N, P, K, acid and chlorine. Installation was supervised by HydroPlan.
As part of Waterproofing the South and an initiative to minimise use of potable water for irrig...