Energy Savers
Morton Vale

Morton Vale Vegetable Farm

Proposed
58
Proposed Energy Savings
Industry
Horticulture
Product
Radish, shallots, Chinese vegetables, English spinach, Dutch Carrots, iceberg lettuce and assorted herbs
Location
Morton Vale
Irrigation
Drip and micro irrigation
Pumps
Centrifugal
Solution
Proposed: Variable speed control of pumps and solar photovoltaic installation

Farm profile

The property consists of 28 hectares of farming land located in Morton
Vale in the Lockyer Valley and produces a variety of vegetable crops
depending on market demand.

The main crops include radish, shallots, Chinese vegetables, English spinach,
Dutch carrots, iceberg lettuce and assorted herbs.

The main water supply is gravity fed to a site storage dam where it is then
pumped into the irrigation system. Water is delivered to the vegetable
crops mainly by a solid set system with sprinklers. The majority of electricity
consumption on site is used for pumping and refrigeration.

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