Category Archives: Irrigation

Eliminating pipeline airlocks with pressure release valves

K-Line irrigation

Behind the success of any irrigation scheme, large or small, is the ability to maintain a constant water pressure. Both low and high pressure systems can be severely compromised by air in the pipelines or a vacuum behind water. To mitigate these problems RX Plastics offer pressure release valves for your irrigation system. Continue reading

Precise, Intelligent Irrigation using G-Set system controls

To the untrained eye, irrigation is just a question of applying water on to land to allow crops or pasture to grow.

However, in reality it’s not that simple; there are a number of variables, including climatic conditions and soil types, which greatly affect efficiency. Continue reading

Keeping water shortages at bay with RX Plastics Rainwater Tanks

water restrictions sign, rainwaterWhilst much of New Zealand has been spared a totally torrid summer thanks to recent rain, conditions are still dry out there, particularly in the east. With the threat of water restrictions still looming for late summer, many are considering rain water harvesting to help with both potable and domestic irrigation water supplies.

RX Plastics Water Tanks

RX Plastics are able to meet this demand in lifestyle and rural situations with its range of MAX™ Tanks but in smaller domestic applications the Metro range of tanks offer a compact yet capacious solution. Continue reading

Getting Ready for El Nino

Dry Lake Bed, Lake OpuhaThe El Nino phenomenon was originally recognised by South American fisherman who noticed warmer waters in the Pacific, usually around the end of the year. They named it ‘El Nino’ – the Little Boy – after the tendency for the pattern to arrive around Christmas. As we approach the festive season, once again New Zealand is in the grip of a strong El Nino, one that is set to match that of 1997-8. Continue reading

Culverts 101 – the Benefits for Your Property

I never really gave much thought to the culvert under our driveway until the winter of 2012, the first on our block. Ewan was working overseas, I was looking after the farm by myself and we’d had a massive amount of rainfall.

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