Irrigating Agriculture

Weekly Irrigation Requirements

Friday 16 February 2018
Weekly Irrigation Requirement$ Summary – Driving Water Productivity
This update provides ‘reference evapotranspiration’ (ETo) data to assist with improved irrigation scheduling.
This Irrigation Scheduling Tool helps you determine the most productive timing for the next irrigation for your unique circumstances.
Irrigation commentary
Current water requirements (ETo)

A trend of generally moderate […]

Outlook for 18/19 seasonal determination in the GMID

Thursday 15th February 2018
The Resource Manager for northern Victorian water systems today released the first outlook for 2018/19 seasonal determinations.
Northern Victorian Resource Manager Mark Bailey said the Goulburn, and Loddon systems are expected to start the 2018/19 water year with seasonal determinations of about 20 per cent of high‑reliability water […]

Seasonal determination update for the GMID

Thursday 15th February, 2018

The Resource Manager for northern Victoria today updated the 2017/18 seasonal determinations.
The low-reliability water shares (LRWS) seasonal determination in the Campaspe system increases from 52 per cent to 55 per cent. The Campaspe system also has 100 per cent high-reliability water shares (HRWS).
The seasonal determinations in the […]

Converting mature citrus to drip irrigation

Drip irrigation is a popular method of water application for citrus growers, for both: new developments and  converting established plantings. Converting mature citrus trees to drip irrigation creates a series of challenges that can be overcome if appropriate management practices are adopted.
Where an established orchard is converted to drip, […]

What to know about Soil Moisture Monitoring

Soil Moisture Monitoring (SMM) devices provide information about the water status of soil. This information can be used to help you achieve top yields and maximise productivity from your water by being better able to plan when to irrigate and apply the right amount of water. SMM devices provide an […]

Incentives for Irrigation Whole Farm Plans – Goulburn Broken

Funding is currently available for irrigators to develop a new, or update an existing, whole farm plan within the Shepparton Irrigation Region.
“With all the changes happening in irrigation technology and delivery, the need for a whole farm plan is more relevant than ever before,’’ Goulburn Broken CMA Sustainable Irrigation […]

Risk of Spill on the Murray and Campaspe systems

Wednesday 10th January 2018

Low risk of spill declared in the Campaspe System
The Resource Manager for northern Victoria today declared a low risk of spill in the Campaspe system.
Resource Manager for northern Victoria Mark Bailey said the risk of spill in the Campaspe 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 […]