Nora Valley

Project description

On the beautiful Sunshine Coast of QLD, AIS Greenworks have been working hard in the late part of 2014 and early months of 2015 on the Nora Valley Developments (NVD) newest Greenhouse. In the beautiful setting of Yandina, stands tall the newest edition to their facility. This new addition has allowed them to double their production capacity.

The Nora Valley project was completed last month and the team at NVD have since commenced the first phase of their initial crop. AIS Greenworks have been involved from the initial stages of design and consultation with NVD, and project managed and installed the project from there.

Water Management

Nora Valley EPDM Lined Dam (small)Water for the 2.3ha greenhouse is sourced from a local river plus the new and existing dam, all the drain water from the crop is recycled. The dam is lined with 6,400m2 of Firestone EPDM by AIS Greenworks, which is 3m at its deepest and is 80m long on each side. The water from the river needs to be treated for colloidal clay and iron, which Greenworks has designed solutions for the systems to handle all the associated problems and complexities here. A UV system is used to kill any pathogens within the system. Drain water and fresh water is blended to be made available for the irrigation.

Irrigation comes via a mixing tank system which is controlled on light accumulation via the climate control system with the design giving uniformity across the greenhouse.

All rainwater is captured and sent to the lined dams.

Climate Management and Growing

An AIS Greenworks high pressure fogging system has been employed to assist with cooling and humidification (yes this is needed even in this climate) the pumping system delivers around 14,400 litre per hour.

AIS Greenworks designed a liquid C02 system to deliver additional C02 to the crop to assist in increasing photosynthesis.

Nora_Valley Meteor_Gutter Rolling_GM-14_Profile_(small)HAF fans are employed to circulate the air within the greenhouse.

The greenhouse has a twin vent system at the ridge of the greenhouse.

A shade/thermal screen was installed by Greenworks to help keep heating costs down and reduce heat on extreme days.

The hanging gutter system are the new GM-14 profile by Meteor Systems, this will aid in reducing fruit drop and fruit blocking the drains. NVD use Grodan growing medium.

This project will be available for a farm tour on the PCA Tour in 2015.

For more information on the Nora Valley Developments project and others, contact Scott Featherston.

Project details

AIS Greenworks Involvement

  • Water management
  • Stormwater all fed to Firestone EDPM lined Dam
  • Water treatment for iron and colloidal clay
  • Irrigation
  • Drainage
  • Complete water recycling system
  • Water supply from Dams to holding tanks
  • Water supply from river to holding tanks
  • Water Storage
  • Project Design and consultation with the grower
  • Project management
  • Greenhouse Construction
  •  12.8m spans, 2.3Ha, gutter height 5.5m, peak 8.9m
  • Installation of thermal/shade screens
  • High pressure fogging
  • C02 systems
  • Liquid
  • Flue Gas
  • Heating system contracted to Energence
  • Heat Buffer tank
  • Grodan growing media
  • Grodan propagation block
  • Grodan water control meters
March 27, 2015 Nora Valley Developments Appreciate
Nora Valley Developments Bella Vista
Nora Valley EPDM Dam Lining
Nora Valley Meteor GM-14 Gutter Rolling Machine
Nora Valley Drip Installation
Nora Valley Greenhouse Construction
Nora Valley Roofline
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  • What our clients say

    “Let me start with saying that from the first moment we made contact with AIS Greenworks and met with Scott back in 2011 the professionalism has been outstanding. They have always been willing to answer any questions we have for them and they are answered in a quick manner. I would like to finish with saying that without the help and support of AIS and in particular Scott I don't think we would have progressed this far in such a short amount of time.  ”

    Steven Dimitrovich  at Mitri Hydroponics

  • What our clients say

    “the team from Greenworks has been an invaluable resource helping with all aspects of my internal operation including; heating, fogging, watering and fertigation. Greenworks have provided us with all the information we have required”

    Hawkesbury River Cut Flowers at Hawkesbury River Cut Flowers

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    “we have worked with Greenworks for many years and have always been very impressed with their level of professionalism. They consistently provide excellent support and backup to all that they do”

    Bellarine Hydroponics Pty Ltd at Bellarine Hydroponics Pty Ltd

  • What our clients say

    “a fantastic result, we were really happy with how the build went and couldn't be happier with the overall outcome of the project”

    Danny Trandos at Trandos Hydroponic Growers

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