Dry Seasonal Conditions Workshops February 2019

During February Agriculture Victoria ran a series of workshops under the Plan2Farm banner. Participants were provided with key information for making tactical decisions around dry seasonal conditions and the upcoming autumn, winter and spring growing period.
The cross-industry workshops provided the latest information on seasonal and commodity outlooks, and discussed different …
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Upgrading to spray irrigation in the Macalister ID

At a glance
Project: Flood to spray conversion
Area: 36 hectares
Soil type: Moderate permeability
Water source: River diversion and reuse system
Production: Significant increase
Stock numbers: Tripled
Project cost: $138,314
Incentives rebate: $12,472
Project cost per hectare: $3,842
Automated: Remotely operated
Manual labour: Significantly reduced
The Farm
Alex and Olivia McArthur from Waverly Pastoral operate a dairy farm in Maffra. They milk …
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Workshop your irrigation, forage and cropping options

Agriculture Victoria is running a series of free workshops as part of the Plan2Farm project that will help participants make tactical decisions around dry seasonal conditions and the upcoming autumn, winter and spring growing period.
Agriculture Victoria Senior Irrigation Officer, Rob O’Connor, said the cross-industry workshops will provide the latest information …
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Managing citrus orchards with less water

To manage citrus orchards with less water requires an understanding of your orchard’s water requirements and the impacts of water stress.  There are a variety of options to consider when managing an orchard with reduced water availability.
When considering these options, careful planning, including the use of a water budget …
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Irrigating in a dry season

In the Macalister Irrigation District, lessons from previous dry seasons have highlighted the need to plan and make early decisions and then monitor and adjust as you go along.
Plan early and consider contingencies
Key points to consider during a dry irrigation season include:
 Do a water budget
Will you have enough irrigation water …
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