Following the successful rehabilitation of the irrigation system at Unifrutti’s MADC plantations, Bloom were requested in January 2016 for a similar scope of work for Unifrutti’s larger 1,250 hectare banana plantation, La Frutera, located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines.
In a similar position, due to a mixture of ageing irrigation systems, as well as the risk of spread of Foc-TR4, La Frutera Inc had stopped irrigating their banana plantation.
Bloom’s solution comprised 6 pumping stations, with individual water treatment systems to ensure surface water is not contaminated by Foc-TR4. The systems were installed across the plantation, and connected to a new drip fertigation (fertilized irrigation).
La Frutera’s plantation is once more fully fertigated, ensuring consistently high yields, effcient fertilizer application across the plantation, and zero risk of Foc-TR4 being spread through surface water.
Client: La Frutera Inc. (a subsidiary of Unifrutti Philippines)
Location: Mindanao Philippines
– Number of Water Treatment Systems: 6
– Hectares Covered: 1,013 hectares
– Water Flow: 5,800 m3/h
– Chlorine Dosing: 3,200 l/h across six systems
– Working hours: 20 hours/day
– Water Source: Boluwan river
Date of Operation: Autumn 2016