Category: Irrigation Scheduling

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 17 January 2019
Weekly Irrigation Requirement$ Summary – Driving Water Productivity
This update provides ‘reference evapotranspiration’ (ETo) information to assist with improved irrigation scheduling for top yields and high water productivity.
Extreme heat has been hitting most areas with some days reaching into the mid 40’s!  The BoM has released a […]

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – Macalister Irrigation District

Macalister ETo Update
3 to 9 January 2019

Flood irrigation interval for the last week was 8 days
Spray irrigators needed to have applied on average 34 mm of irrigation water for the week
The predicted weekly pasture water use for the MID in the next week is 47 mm
Lake Glenmaggie is at 59.5%

* These […]

What to know about Evapotranspiration and how to use it to schedule irrigations

Evapotranspiration provides a relatively objective and reliable estimate of the water requirements of actively growing plants in a farm situation. Evapotranspiration information can be used by irrigators to more accurately schedule irrigations to help achieve top yields and improve water productivity.
What is Evapotranspiration?
Evapotranspiration is an estimate of the loss of […]

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 […]

Calculating Readily Available Water at the Macalister Irrigation Farm

A soil pit was recently dug at the Macalister Demonstration Farm (MDF) to better understand the Readily Available Water (RAW) content of the farm. RAW is the approximate amount of water measured in millimetres, held in the soil that is easily available to plants.
This water can be used by plants […]

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 […]

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 […]