Merbein Pistachios farm manager Chris Rayner says the technical knowledge and understanding he can now apply to their 60-hectare planting is “as good as it gets”.
The grower was supported by the Mallee CMA’s Irrigation Efficiency Incentives Program open to irrigators for work that can be shown to save water, prevent salinity and protect native vegetation.
“The core benefits really are what you learn during the process,” Mr Rayner said.
“The financial side of things is just a bonus at the end.”
Watch below for more about Chris’s story and the Irrigation incentives and training opportunities available in the Mallee.
For the latest irrigation information visit agriculture.vic.gov.au/irrigation.