Topic: Agriculture Victoria

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – Northern Victoria

 
 
 
Thursday 13 December 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 (Ctrl click, then click on the Excel icon that appears on the bottom left of […]

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – Macalister Irrigation District

Macalister ETo Update
6 to 12 December 2018

Flood irrigation interval for the last week was 9 days
Spray irrigators needed to have applied on average 32 mm of irrigation water for the week
The predicted weekly pasture water use for the MID in the next week is 36 mm
Lake Glenmaggie is at 72.7

* These figures […]

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 […]

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 […]

What to know about Evapotranspiration and how to use it to schedule irrigations

Evapotranspiration provides a relatively objective and reliable estimate of the water requirements of actively growing plants in a farm situation. Evapotranspiration information can be used by irrigators to more accurately schedule irrigations to help achieve top yields and improve water productivity.
What is Evapotranspiration?
Evapotranspiration is an estimate of the loss of […]

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – Mallee

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – Driving Water Productivity
This update provides ‘reference evapotranspiration’ (ETo) data to assist with improved irrigation scheduling for top growth rates and yields for the Mallee region.
ETo graph and readings to week ending 02/09/2018*

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

Shallow surface drainage improves the performance of border-check irrigation systems

Waterlogging and poor irrigation uniformity can limit the yield potential of border-check irrigation systems. In northern Victoria where border-check is the main irrigation system used, soils have very low infiltration rates. As a result, excess water applied to an irrigation bay drains very slowly to the foot of the bay. […]

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, […]

Installing spray irrigation systems – Is it worth it?

Wednesday 24 October 2018
10.45 am – 1pm
Waverly Pastoral – Alex and Olivia McArthur
292 Bundalaguah Rd, Maffra
Alex and Olivia McArthur of Waverly Pastoral are a part of a growing dairy enterprise undergoing extensive capital growth. The McArthurs have a strong focus on improving efficiencies and production, whilst reducing overall costs within […]

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, […]