Category: Resources

Making sure you are ready for irrigation – maintenance tips

Due to the dry conditions experienced in the Macalister Irrigation District (MID), irrigation has started earlier, and perhaps may finish later than normal, so it is important to ensure your system is operating as efficiently as possible.
This will maximise the amount of grass or pasture you can grow and reduce […]

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – Macalister Irrigation District

Macalister ETo Update
7 to 13 September 2018

Flood irrigation interval for the last week was 14 days
· Spray irrigators needed to have applied on average 17.5 mm of irrigation water for the week
· The predicted weekly pasture water use for the MID in the next week is 24 mm

* These figures […]

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – North East Victoria

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – North East Victoria
This update provides ‘reference evapotranspiration’ (ETo) data to assist with improved irrigation scheduling for top yields and high water productivity.
 

Note: To convert mm to megalitres /ha, divide by 100. Eg. 50mm = 0.5ML /ha
What is Potential Evaporanspiration?
Potential evapotranspiration is calculated from a number of other […]

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – Northern Victoria

 
 
 
Thursday 13 September 2018
Weekly Irrigation Requirement$ Summary – Driving Water Productivity
This update provides ‘reference evapotranspiration’ (ETo) data to assist with improved irrigation scheduling for top yields and high water productivity.
Irrigation scheduling tool
The attached interactive scheduling tool (mouse click) helps you determine the most productive timing for the next irrigation for […]

The design of a Centre Pivot or Lateral Move irrigator

System design can vary greatly for Centre Pivot or Lateral Move (CPLM) irrigation systems. Variations in design can have a large effect on capital and operating costs. Paddock shape, soil type, local climate, crops to be grown and power source will all influence design requirements. Understanding these design requirements for […]

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – Mallee

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – Driving Water Productivity
This update provides ‘reference evapotranspiration’ (ETo) data to assist with improved irrigation scheduling for top growth rates and yields for the Mallee region.
ETo graph and readings to week ending 02/09/2018

What is Potential Evaporanspiration?
Potential evapotranspiration is calculated from a number of other measurements such as […]

Planning a Centre Pivot or Lateral Move system

When planning a Centre Pivot or Lateral Move (CPLM) system the following aspects need to be considered at the planning stage:

Physical location (area, shape, topography, soil type)
Water supply (flow rate, supply location, quality and quantity)
Irrigable area (area to be developed, system capacity)

Land area: A typical centre pivot system has a […]

Centre Pivot or Lateral Move – what to consider?

Centre Pivot and Lateral Move (CPLM) irrigation systems have many advantages over surface irrigation systems. However careful consideration regarding system design, as well as adequate system maintenance and management, is essential to achieving these benefits.  The following points need to be considered when installing CPLM systems:
Advantages and disadvantages of […]

Aspects to consider when choosing an irrigation system for horticulture

Irrigation system selection is an important aspect of setting up or upgrading horticultural enterprises. There are many different types of irrigation systems available, and in many cases there is no single best solution for any given situation.
Each irrigation system type has its advantages and disadvantages, depending on the situation, […]