Fruit and veg grower turns to DELTA to fix salty water problemsPosted on October 27, 2016
Fourth generation horticulturalist Anthony Rehbein grows watermelons, potatoes and ginger in fields around the Hummock area, halfway between Bundaberg and Bargara. Much of the produce finds its way to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne as well as main retail chains and independent grocers up and down the east coast of Australia.
But during the past several years, Hummock Produce has seen a steady decline in the quality of irrigation water, resulting in a drop in the quality and size of their produce. The salty irrigation water, particularly for their summer crops, was also causing significant leaf burn.
In 2014 this 100% Australian farmer found a 100% Australian salty water treatment solution for his salty water problem – a DELTAwater solutions water treatment system.
He found DELTA via his local pumps and irrigation agent J & R McCracken. Their recommendation, combined with anecdotal evidence from neighbours who have installed a DELTA salty water treatment system, guided his decision to make the investment on his own farm.
Made and manufactured in Newcastle, DELTAwater solutions products are environmentally friendly, require no maintenance and are pollution and chemical free.
Anthony said the DELTA system resulted in an immediate and remarkable change in their produce. He said he would highly recommend the salty water treatment product to others battling problems caused by salty water.
“Within two weeks of installing our DELTA system, our crops started to transform and come to life. There’s been a huge reduction in leaf burn and we have noticed a size increase in our commodities, which in turn has resulted in an overall increase in yield. There has been a remarkable change in the quality of our product because of DELTAwater. I would recommend others to use the system – it’s great.”