Colin Jenkins – Irrigation Frost Protection
25th March, 2015
"Craig Bishop from AgFirst Engineering has been our frost protection/irrigation consultant & project manager for over 10 years.
Thanks to Craig we have been able to successfully upgrade our old irrigation system (originally setup for summer irrigation) to an excellent computer controlled frost & irrigation system using sprinklers, to nearly 50 ha of kiwifruit orchard. The upgrade was staged (due to Psa), and has been quite complex as all our water comes from bores and a considerable quantity of water had to be stored in ponds. Craig was very much the project manager, managing every aspect of the work including the design, the consenting, ordering all the materials and organising the contractors, allowing me to concentrate on managing the orchard. If you want a person who can do all these things really well then I highly recommend Craig Bishop."
Colin Jenkins, General Manager, Ngai Tukairangi Trust, Matapihi, Tauranga