Topic: smarter irrigation

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 […]

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 […]

Variable speed drives — an energy saving option for irrigated horticulture

A variable speed drive (VSD) is used to adjust a pump’s flow or pressure to the field requirements (actual demand). Adopting VSDs in irrigation was historically for operational reasons such as providing constant pressure outputs, ‘soft starts’, or reducing pump wear. More recently, as energy prices continue to rise, the […]

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 […]