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Introduction

This booklet has been designed to assist irrigators interested in finding out more about managing or improving their current irrigation systems.  It includes key contacts and weblinks for further information on a range of topics including irrigation methods and management techniques across the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District (GMID).

The topics covered in this booklet include:

1. Whole farm planning

2. Planning approvals
– Earthworks
– Native vegetation
– Cultural heritage

3. Broadacre irrigation systems in Northern Victoria
– Border check (flood)
– Pipe and risers
– Centre pivot and lateral move sprinklers
– Sub-surface drip

4. Horticultural irrigation systems in Northern Victoria
– Considerations
– Soil type
– Crop/plant variety
– Automation
– Water Source
– Other crop requirements
– Pumps and motors 

5. Drainage reuse

6. Automation

7. Soil moisture monitoring

8. Regional drainage

9. Use of groundwater

10. New irrigation developments

May 2020
Disclaimer
This publication may be of assistance to you but the State of Victoria and its employees do not guarantee that the publication is without flaw of any kind or is wholly appropriate for your particular purposes and therefore disclaims all liability for any error, loss or other consequence which may arise from you relying on any information in this publication.

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