Topic: Macalister Irrigation District

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 […]

Making sure you are ready for irrigation – maintenance tips

Due to the dry conditions experienced in the Macalister Irrigation District (MID), irrigation has started earlier, and perhaps may finish later than normal, so it is important to ensure your system is operating as efficiently as possible.
This will maximise the amount of grass or pasture you can grow and reduce […]

Weekly Irrigation Requirements – Macalister Irrigation District

Macalister ETo Update
7 to 13 September 2018

Flood irrigation interval for the last week was 14 days
· Spray irrigators needed to have applied on average 17.5 mm of irrigation water for the week
· The predicted weekly pasture water use for the MID in the next week is 24 mm

* These figures […]

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 […]