Topic: Agriculture Victoria

Centre Pivot/Lateral Move – 2 day workshop – Maffra

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.
Learning outcomes:

On the completion of this […]

Drip and Microjet Irrigation Users Course – Tatura

FREE Half day workshop October 2018
“Drip and Microjet Irrigation Users Course”
Get the latest information on design, operation and maintenance of drip and microjet irrigation systems.
Tatura
Thursday 25th October
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Morning tea and lunch provided
Cost: Free, numbers limited.
Topics:
-Understanding designs and specification sheets
-System monitoring – measuring pressures and
discharge
-System maintenance – flushing, […]

Drip and Microjet Irrigation Users Course – Rutherglen

FREE Half day workshop October 2018
“Drip and Microjet Irrigation Users Course”
Get the latest information on design, operation and maintenance of drip and microjet irrigation systems.
Rutherglen
Thursday 24th October
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Morning tea and lunch provided
Cost: Free, numbers limited.
Topics:
-Understanding designs and specification sheets
-System monitoring – measuring pressures and
discharge
-System maintenance – flushing, […]

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – North East Victoria

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – North East Victoria
This update provides ‘reference evapotranspiration’ (ETo) data to assist with improved irrigation scheduling for top yields and high water productivity.Note: To convert mm to megalitres /ha, divide by 100. Eg. 50mm = 0.5ML /ha
 

What is Potential Evaporanspiration?
Potential evapotranspiration is calculated from a number of other […]

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – Macalister Irrigation District

Macalister ETo Update
12 to 17 October 2018

Flood irrigation interval for the last week was 11 days
· Spray irrigators needed to have applied on average 24 mm of irrigation water for the week
· The predicted weekly pasture water use for the MID in the next week is 27 mm

* These figures are […]

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – Northern Victoria

 
 
 
Thursday 18 October 2018
Weekly Irrigation Requirement$ Summary – Driving Water Productivity
This update provides ‘reference evapotranspiration’ (ETo) information to assist with improved irrigation scheduling for top yields and high water productivity.
Irrigation scheduling tool
This interactive scheduling tool  helps you determine the most productive timing for the next irrigation for your unique […]

Field day – Reuse systems and upgraded flood irrigation – Denison

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Wednesday 17 October 2018
10.45am – 1.30pm
Zane & Burnie Carnachan – Wai Nui Farms
616 Sale-Toongabbie Rd, Denison
Zane and Bernie have been working towards upgrading their on-farm irrigation infrastructure since moving on to the farm. They’ve installed a reuse system servicing 130ha and converted 63ha to best practice high […]

Dry Seasonal Conditions workshops – September 2018

Free workshops presented in September by Agriculture Victoria and Plan2Farm provided the latest on seasonal settings and outlooks and an opportunity to discuss some tactical farm decisions under the current dry conditions.
If you were unable to attend the workshops or you want to revisit any of the content you […]

Calculating Readily Available Water at the Macalister Irrigation Farm

A soil pit was recently dug at the Macalister Demonstration Farm (MDF) to better understand the Readily Available Water (RAW) content of the farm. RAW is the approximate amount of water measured in millimetres, held in the soil that is easily available to plants.
This water can be used by plants […]

Advanced Drip Irrigation Course

ADVANCED DRIP IRRIGATION COURSES
Agriculture Victoria in conjunction with Netafim Australia, will be running the following half day workshops for irrigators who are looking to receive the latest information in drip irrigation management.
DRIP IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT
Topics covered are:
Drip system specifications – understanding designs and specification sheets
Drip system monitoring – measuring pressures and […]