Irrigation Extension Officer for Agriculture Victoria working in Echuca. Rob has been assisting northern Victorian irrigators use water more profitably and efficiently for over 20 years. This has been achieved using a range of services including technical irrigation advice, seasonal conditions related responses and interpretation of government water reforms. Rob has a background in dairy extension and currently has a focus on improved irrigation scheduling using evapotranspiration (“ET”) information and soil moisture monitoring tools.
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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) inquiry into Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) water markets – a Victorian irrigation perspective
28 May 2021
Findings from the ACCC report include:
Farmer’s water assets make up about 40% of their farm asset base
Water markets allow farmers to sell …
Irrigation webinar 13: Understanding water supply and demand in the southern Murray-Darling Basin
Representatives from Aither present their recent analysis, updating estimates of water availability and permanent horticultural irrigation water demands in the southern basin.
This information supports …
Weekly Irrigation Requirement$ Summary – Driving Water Productivity in Northern Victoria
Thursday 7 December 2023
Weekly Irrigation Requirement$ Summary – Driving Water Productivity
This update provides ‘reference evapotranspiration’ (ETo) information to assist with improved irrigation scheduling for …