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Water

Between 2012-2013, mains water usage for our pack-house facility alone fell by 80% and with further water-saving initiatives on the farms, usage is only going one way; down.

Packhouse

Our 7,000 square metres of roof space has been transformed into a rain water collection facility, running into our 22.5 million litre reservoir.

This, in conjunction with our on-site water filtration and recycling plants, installed in 2012, has reduced pack-house mains water usage by a staggering 80%.

Farms

With the majority of our cherry and strawberry crops fully irrigated, as well as parts of our plum and apple orchards, water is being delivered efficiently. 

Furthermore, 2013 saw the introduction of Environscan™ irrigation software, which by monitoring climatic conditions will automatically adjust and tailor irrigation programmes in order to ensure water and nutrients reach the crop when it is most needed, in an efficient and effective manner.

Reservoirs

Our 4 Reservoirs bring our total capacity to 13 million gallons across our farms. 

Our most recent reservoir 'Swallowfields' was completed in 2014 and has a capacity of 4 million gallons. The Swallowfields project was supported by the Rural Development Programme for England, for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part financed by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.

 

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