Irrigation

Crop irrigation filtered water at Abbey Farm, Vitacress Kent

Crop irrigation filtered water at Vitacress, Europe’s leading grower of baby leaf salads. They have been producing organically grown crops since 1988.

Crop irrigation filtered water at Abbey Farm, Vitacress Kent

Technical Specifications

Sub Application Raw Water for Retail Salad Crop Irrigation
Filter Type BOLLFILTER Automatic Type 6.18
Flow Rate 120 m3/hr
Filtration level 50 micron
System UVO3 High Output UV Unit
Client DH Clifton, Vitacress Kent

Crop irrigation filtered water at Abbey Farm, Vitacress Kent

Crop irrigation filtered water. Vitacress, Europe’s leading grower of baby leaf salads, has been producing organically grown crops since 1988. In order to meet the challenges of consistent supply demanded by the retail multiples, Vitacress has developed world-leading standards of production.  This includes site selection, seed and compost sources, equipment hygiene and water quality.

DH Clifton, Vitacress Kent cultivates 85 acres of of baby leaf salads such as rocket, cos, lollo rosso, red chard and spinach. All grown on the island of Thanet near

Ramsgate in Kent. England. Abbey Farm, which is owned by father and daughter Jack and Nikki Clifton, has specialised in growing salads for over 20 years.

Following successful trials, the Farm has invested in an innovative water treatment and filtration system to provide high quality water for crop irrigation. Raw water from the nearby River Stour via the Farm’s reservoir is pumped through a packaged system comprising of: BOLLFILTER Automatic Type 6.18 and a UVO3 Ultra Violet Water Treatment Unit which disinfects the water. The result is in an overall reduction in viable bacteria of 99.9%.

The BOLLFILTER Automatic Type 6.18 is ideal for the remote, unmanned installation thanks to its self-cleaning backwashing system and minimal maintenance requirements.

Nikki Clifton is pleased with the operation of the system. “There is very little pressure drop, Since our custom-designed irrigation system is very sensitive, this is good news.”

Photo above shows a field of organically grown spinach, a BOLLFILTER Automatic Type 6.18 within a packaged filtration and UV treatment plant for purifying river water used for crop irrigation installed at Abbey Farm. Download printable Case Study.

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