Scraper Pivot


This paddock is part of the Langhorne Creek property in an area overlooking the beautiful Lake Alexandrina. A pivot is a form of irrigation that utilises a large radial span rotating around a fixed point (pivot). This allows for large-scale irrigation and results in circular fields that can be viewed from the sky. Scraper Pivot paddock is a relatively new pivot site completed and commissioned in late 2017. The first 45 acres of sprouts were planted on the paddock for the 2018 season. This location required some attention before it could be used for farming. A sandy hill was levelled and used to condition the soil across the paddock. The process involved a large scraper to move the sand – a scraper after which the paddock was named. As a result of the work done on this paddock, the soil is a light sandy loam.