AS the weather heats up, Applied Horticultural Research is encouraging vegetable growers to consider their irrigation set-ups.
The organisation has released resources via the Soil Wealth project providing Australian vegetable growers with useful resources on irrigation management.
The resources include:
VIDEO: Planning for Summer - Irrigation and Water Management
This webinar, hosted by VegNET, has a Victoria specific focus on the summer weather outlook, water availability north of the divide and preparation of irrigation systems.
Speakers and topics include:
- Graeme Anderson, Agriculture Victoria: Climatic outlooks and available tools and resources for growers
- George Warne, RMCG: Water pricing and forecast, with a focus on irrigation regions north of the Great Divide
- Kelvin Montagu, AHR: Managing summer crop water demands - options for making the most of your irrigation water.
DOCUMENT: Understanding Irrigation Decisions
This comprehensive publication includes case studies from a range of irrigation businesses to highlight the decisions required when considering the social, financial, agronomic, environmental and engineering aspects of irrigation.
Access the document here: https://www.soilwealth.com.au/imagesDB/news/Understandingirrigationdecisions.pdf
CHECKLIST: Pre-season Checklist K-Line Irrigation
This document includes answers to questions like, "is your system well set up? and "what do I need to check?" plus tips and checklists.
This document is valuable to all growers preparing for the new growing season.
Access the document here: https://www.soilwealth.com.au/imagesDB/news/Hunter-Starting-Smarter-Checklist-K-Line.pdf
Both projects are funded by Hort Innovation using the vegetable and potato research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government.
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