System design can vary greatly for Centre Pivot or Lateral Move (CPLM) irrigation systems. Variations in design can have a large effect on capital and operating costs. Paddock shape, soil type, local climate, crops to be grown and power source will all influence design requirements. Understanding these design requirements for […]
Topic: Whole Farm Plan
Accessing soil maps for your farm in the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District (GMID) just became a bit easier. If you have Google Earth or Google Earth Pro loaded on your computer you can directly download the maps for your area.
How to access the maps
If you do not have Google […]
Irrigation system selection is an important aspect of setting up or upgrading horticultural enterprises. There are many different types of irrigation systems available, and in many cases there is no single best solution for any given situation.
Each irrigation system type has its advantages and disadvantages, depending on the situation, […]
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.
Knowing your soil types is an important first step when considering the design and selection of your irrigation system. It will also help guide what crops can be grown and how often to irrigate.
Victorian Resources Online provides great information about soils across the state. Detailed soil maps can be […]
Funding is currently available for irrigators to develop a new, or update an existing, whole farm plan within the Shepparton Irrigation Region.
“With all the changes happening in irrigation technology and delivery, the need for a whole farm plan is more relevant than ever before,’’ Goulburn Broken CMA Sustainable Irrigation […]
A Whole Farm Plan (WFP) shows a farm design for the whole property to enable efficient management of irrigation water and farm drainage. A WFP includes a contour survey of the existing farm layout and infrastructure and a detailed design of the new or upgraded irrigation system.
Preparing a Whole Farm […]
In the Loddon Campaspe Irrigation Region (LCIR), Whole Farm Plan incentives are delivered under the North Central Catchment Management Authority’s LCIR Land and Water Management Plan (L&WMP). The LCIR includes the towns and surrounding districts of Swan Hill, Kerang, Boort, Pyramid Hill, Cohuna, Leitchville, Gunbower, Echuca, Rochester, Koondrook and Lockington.