Water Use

Irrigation

Design and installation

When designing and installing a new irrigation system, it needs to fit your land, business and water restrictions. A well-designed system means efficient use of water, energy, labour and capital.

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Evaluating your irrigation system

An irrigation system that has an appropriate application depth, rate and return period to match the soil characteristics, plant demands and climate needs will be more able to maintain soil moisture levels.

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Management and operation

Find out about the many benefits of good irrigation management here.

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Irrigator Maintenance

Failures of pumps and irrigation equipment during the season can waste a lot of time, restrict pasture growth and create stress.

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Irrigator Maintenance

Failures of pumps and irrigation equipment during the season can waste a lot of time, restrict pasture growth and create stress.

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Irrigation Scheduling

The biggest opportunity to improve how efficiently water is used is by irrigation scheduling (making informed decisions about when to start and stop irrigating), especially during the shoulders of the season.

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Stock and Dairy Shed Water

Economics of stock water on hill country

Thinking of installing a stock water reticulation system? A recent study has investigated the economics of such schemes on some case study farms.

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Beef and Lamb New Zealand

Smart Water use in the milking shed

A lot of water is used in the milking shed. Efficient processes for milk cooling, vat wash and yard hosing can add up to significant savings in water. The following tips will help identify opportunities to reduce water use and improve efficiency.

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Smart Water use on farm

Water supply is a vital component of a farm and making sure systems are working efficiently can save water, time and money. The following tips will help identify opportunities to reduce water use and improve efficiency.

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