Category: Irrigation Scheduling

Using soil moisture information to schedule irrigations

As part of the Accelerating Change project in Northern Victoria, various soil moisture monitoring (SMM) devices were used over the last 3 years under surface irrigated pasture and other forages on farm to assist with improved irrigation timing.
Key learnings
SMM provides objective and useful information for irrigation scheduling and reduces the […]

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – Northern Victoria

 
 
 
 
 
The Weekly Irrigation Requirements for Northern Victoria have now finished and will recommence at the start of the next irrigation season.
 
Friday 4 May 2018
Weekly Irrigation Requirement$ Summary – Driving Water Productivity
This update provides ‘reference evapotranspiration’ (ETo) data to assist with improved irrigation scheduling for top growth rates and yields.
This interactive Irrigation […]

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – Macalister Irrigation District

Macalister ETo Update
 
The weekly Macalister ETo update has now finished and will recommence at the start of the next irrigation season.
 
13th April to 19th April 2018
Cowwarr’s weather data is missing for this week so we have used our 2 local weather stations to calculate the ETo.

Flood irrigation interval for the last week […]

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 […]