Category: Farm Planning

Dry Seasonal Conditions workshops – September 2018

Free workshops presented in September by Agriculture Victoria and Plan2Farm provided the latest on seasonal settings and outlooks and an opportunity to discuss some tactical farm decisions under the current dry conditions.
If you were unable to attend the workshops or you want to revisit any of the content you […]

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, […]

Soil Salinity Surveys on offer for North Central irrigators

Winter presents the perfect time for Torrumbarry and Loddon Valley irrigators in the GMID to conduct surveys for soil salinity levels, an important requirement of the Whole Farm Planning process. Surveys can only be undertaken when adequate soil moisture is available. Surveys are available free of charge for eligible irrigators.
Almost […]

Managing horticultural crops with less water

Irrigators may be faced with reduced water allocations at some stage in the future. In this situation a range of decisions may need to be made including:

       the purchase of additional water (at a likely elevated value);
       prioritise water onto preferred patches;
       giving other patches reduced volumes with consequent reductions […]

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 […]

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 […]