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Economic evaluation of outcomes from investment in the National Program for Sustainable Irrigation

Phase 2

The National Program for Sustainable Irrigation Phase 2 (NPSI II) is a partnership between a number of research agencies, irrigation industries, water management authorities and state and federal governments. Investment through NPSI II will conclude on 25th June 2012. BDA Group was commissioned to undertake an economic evaluation of NPSI (more)...

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Preparing irrigated agriculture for statutory and climate change in South West Australia

The project aimed to address the information deficit amongst irrigators, water resource managers and local government to ensure that irrigation in this region has a sustainable and
productive future.

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NPSI - Phase 2 Final Report

The national Program for Sustainable Irrigation was a unique collaboration as it involved governments, irrigators, water providers and researchers from across Australia. It covered every aspect of irrigation from dam management and water delivery, through on-farm management, to sustainable landscape environmental measures. the program has contributed to; major increases in the efficiency and productivity of irrigation water, significant reductions in (more)...

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Managing soil salinity in groundwater irrigated vineyards

Final Report

We combined samples taken during the project with those taken a decade ago to assess whether annual cycles of saline high SAR irrigation in summer and non-saline low SAR rain in winter had caused an increase in soil sodicity and salinity. Above average winter rain in 2011 reclaimed sodic and saline soils. This indicated that any change in soil structure wrought by a decade of these cycles was not yet a significant impediment to leaching of salts and (more)...

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Water Smart Cotton and Grains

Water Smart Cotton and Grains is a water use efficiency project that improved knowledge transfer and built capacity within these industries to adopt best irrigation practice.

It followed on from the achievements of the ‘Knowledge Management in Irrigated Cotton and Grains’ and ‘Advancing Water Management in NSW’ projects to further improve water use efficiency within the cotton and grains industries.

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New technology to reduce water evaporation from large storages

This report describes laboratory work carried out to evaluate and further optimise the chemical and physical formulation of the proposed new ultra-thin film product. Three chemical systems were evaluated—EX1, EX2 and EX3.

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Irrigation Essentials - in brief 2012

This flyer also has a checklist for Irrigators who can use it to assess their performance.

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Oxygation

Optimising delivery and benefits of aerated irrigation water

Oxygation involves mixing atmospheric air with irrigation water using a venturi and delivering it via a surface or subsurface drip irrigation system.

Increasing competition on supply of fresh water for irrigation by agricultural, domestic, sports and industrial users demands water use efficient irrigation methods and compliance with environmental regulations.

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Guidelines for Managing Soil Salinity in Groundwater Irrigated Vineyards

Managers Update

 This report outlines the key findings from the project:

  • Rainfall percolation is the key to sustaining supplementary irrigation with saline groundwater
  • At 25 years of age, salt excluding rootstocks have equal or better yield than own rooted vines and half the fruit chloride
  • Soil water extractors give fast and cheap guidance on vineyard salinity status
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Guidelines for Fertigating Citrus

This fact sheet outlines the approaches to fertigation, equipment used and links to more information on citrus fertigation.