Topic: irrigation

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – Northern Victoria

 
 
 
Thursday 10 January 2019
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.
The next week is looking to bring some extreme heat with some areas forecast for above 40 degrees from Saturday […]

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 […]

Top irrigation links!

This page shows ‘hot links’ that provide valuable and popular information for irrigators and the broader irrigation community in northern Vic, southern NSW and Gippsland

Upcoming irrigation water availability
Nowadays, irrigation water availability and price, is influenced not only by the water allocation in your district, but by water allocations in other […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]