Topic: Agriculture Victoria

Soil Salinity Surveys on offer for North Central irrigators

Winter presents the perfect time for Torrumbarry and Loddon Valley irrigators in the GMID to conduct surveys for soil salinity levels, an important requirement of the Whole Farm Planning process. Surveys can only be undertaken when adequate soil moisture is available. Surveys are available free of charge for eligible irrigators.
Almost […]

No seasonal adjustment to AUL in the Macalister Irrigation District

Lake Glenmaggie

Given the dry irrigation season, many Macalister Irrigation District irrigators have queried why there has been no seasonal district-wide adjustment to Annual Use Limit (AUL).
Annual use limits set a total amount of water that can be applied per hectare and ensure that farm irrigation practices limit the off-farm impacts of […]

Centre Pivot/Lateral Move 2 day training course

Centre Pivot/Lateral Move 2 day training course – Tatura VIC (Shepparton Irrigation Region only)

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 […]

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – Northern Victoria

 
 
 
 
 
The Weekly Irrigation Requirements for Northern Victoria have now finished and will recommence at the start of the next irrigation season.
 
Friday 4 May 2018
Weekly Irrigation Requirement$ Summary – Driving Water Productivity
This update provides ‘reference evapotranspiration’ (ETo) data to assist with improved irrigation scheduling for top growth rates and yields.
This interactive Irrigation […]

Drip Irrigation Course

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.
Topics covered are;

Drip system specifications – understanding designs and specification sheets
Drip system monitoring – measuring pressures and discharge
Drip system maintenance – flushing, […]

Drip Irrigation Course

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.
Topics covered are;

Drip system specifications – understanding designs and specification sheets
Drip system monitoring – measuring pressures and discharge
Drip system maintenance – flushing, […]

Drip Irrigation Course

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.
Topics covered are;

Drip system specifications – understanding designs and specification sheets
Drip system monitoring – measuring pressures and discharge
Drip system maintenance – flushing, […]

Drip Irrigation course

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.
Topics covered are;

Drip system specifications – understanding designs and specification sheets
Drip system monitoring – measuring pressures and discharge
Drip system maintenance – flushing, […]

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – Macalister Irrigation District

Macalister ETo Update
 
The weekly Macalister ETo update has now finished and will recommence at the start of the next irrigation season.
 
13th April to 19th April 2018
Cowwarr’s weather data is missing for this week so we have used our 2 local weather stations to calculate the ETo.

Flood irrigation interval for the last week […]

Managing horticultural crops with less water

Irrigators may be faced with reduced water allocations at some stage in the future. In this situation a range of decisions may need to be made including:

       the purchase of additional water (at a likely elevated value);
       prioritise water onto preferred patches;
       giving other patches reduced volumes with consequent reductions […]