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Centre Pivot/Lateral Move 2 day training course

When: July 2 @ 10:00 am - July 3 @ 3:00 pm
Where: Agriculture Victoria Tatura
Organiser: Agriculture Victoria
$150

Centre pivots and lateral moves (CPLM) have the potential to offer greater control and flexibility of irrigation management. Growers are seeing the many possible advantages for their businesses including potential yield improvements, reduced labour, more control of soil moisture as well as possible fertigation potential.

AGRICULTURE VICTORIA IS OFFERING A TRAINING SUBSIDY TO VICTORIAN IRRIGATORS

LOCATION: 255 Ferguson Road, Tatura VIC 3616
DATE & TIME: Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd July 2019 – 10:00am-3:00pm
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LOCATION: 26 Wellington Street, Kerang VIC 3579
DATE & TIME: Thursday 4th & Friday 5th July 2019 – 10:00am-3:00pm
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COST:Subsidised Rate – $150 excl GST
Non-Subsidised Rate – $820 excl GST
Note: course fees include: training, catering on both days & course
material

To find out if you are eligible for the subsidised rate, please contact:
Tatura VIC Course: Rebecca Pike at rebecca.pike@ecodev.vic.gov.au or ph 03 5482 0426
Kerang VIC Course: Ruby Barnes at ruby.barnes@ecodev.vic.gov.au or ph 03 5450 9548

On the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

IDENTIFY THE KEY COMPONENTS OF CENTRE PIVOT AND LATERAL MOVE (CPLM) SYSTEMS
• Background of CPLM irrigation systems
• Components and the key inputs for an effective CPLM system

IDENTIFY THE FINANCIAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PURCHASE AND OPERATION OF A CPLM
• Decision making
• Financial analysis to compare irrigation systems
• Assessing current and future return on investment

LIST THE FACTORS NECESSARY FOR PLANNING TO INSTALL A CENTRE PIVOT OR LATERAL MOVE SYSTEM
• Deciding on location – slope/soil/draining
• Water supply issues – quantity and quality
• Calculating the irrigable area
• OVERsched software

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
• Compare sprinkler and wheel options to improve operation of a
CPLM system
• Design choices
• Structures of machines
• Wheel rutting and bogging
• Energy costs and pipe sizes

IDENTIFY KEY MEASURES AND INDICATORS OF CPLM SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
• Benefits of evaluating performance
• Measures of performance
• Common issues affecting performance
• Measures, tools and methods for evaluation
• Water use Indices

IDENTIFY SPRINKLER PACKAGE ISSUES
• Development of sprinkler packages
• End guns
• Sprinkler components
• Pressure regulators
• LEPA systems
• Droplet size and evaporation

OPERATIONAL AND MAINTENANCE ISSUES
• Irrigation scheduling
• Germination
• Spray management, Fertigation
• General maintenance
• Floods and strong winds

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Venue

Agriculture Victoria Tatura
255 Ferguson Rd
Tatura, Vic 3616 Australia
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