Irrigating Agriculture

Weekly Irrigation Requirements

 
 
 
 
Friday 8 December 2017
This update provides ‘reference evapotranspiration’ (ETo) data to assist with improved irrigation scheduling.
Irrigation commentary
Timing the next irrigation

After last week-ends rainfall deluge, the forecast for the next 7 days is for further relatively fine weather
A series of high ET days (a bit higher than the average for December) […]

Seasonal determination update for the GMID

Wednesday 15th November, 2017

The Resource Manager for northern Victoria today updated the 2017/18 seasonal determinations.
The Goulburn system and the Loddon system both increase from 93 per cent to 94 per cent high-reliability water shares (HRWS).
A seasonal determination of 20 per cent of low-reliability water shares (LRWS) is available in the […]

Risk of Spill on the Murray and Campaspe systems

 

Friday 10 November, 2017

Low risk of spill declared in the Murray system
The Resource Manager for northern Victoria today declared a low risk of spill in the Murray system.
Resource Manager for northern Victoria Mark Bailey said the risk of spill in the Murray system during 2017/18 was now below the 10 […]

Agriculture Victoria Irrigation resources

Pipes and Risers

Irrigation is the artificial application of water to land for the purpose of agricultural production. Effective irrigation will influence the entire growth process from seedbed preparation, germination, root growth, nutrient utilisation, plant growth and regrowth, yield and quality.
The key to maximising irrigation efforts is uniformity. The producer has a lot […]

Irrigation Whole Farm Plans

Whole Farm Plan design

A Whole Farm Plan (WFP) shows a farm design for the whole property to enable efficient management of irrigation water and farm drainage. A WFP includes a contour survey of the existing farm layout and infrastructure and a detailed design of the new or upgraded irrigation system.
Preparing a Whole Farm […]

Incentives for Irrigation Whole Farm Plans – North Central

In the Loddon Campaspe Irrigation Region (LCIR), Whole Farm Plan incentives are delivered under the North Central Catchment Management Authority’s LCIR Land and Water Management Plan (L&WMP). The LCIR includes the towns and surrounding districts of Swan Hill, Kerang, Boort, Pyramid Hill, Cohuna, Leitchville, Gunbower, Echuca, Rochester, Koondrook and Lockington.
Key […]