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Adaptive learning through five strands of root-zone knowledge

Case Study

This case study looks at prototyping the automated soil solution sampling and measurement tool to locate salt in the soil profile.

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Increasing the Resilience of Eastern Australia Irrigated Farm Businesses

Case Study

This case study looks at trialling retention of corn stubble as an inexpensive way to reduce soil water evaporation.

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Root Zone Water, Salinity & Nutrient Management Under Precision Irrigation Project

Case Study

This case study looks at how to retain fertilisers in the 30cm soil zone in vineyards.

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Soil Management for Australian Irrigated Agriculture - Orchard Yields

Case Study

This case study looks at improving soil preparation and management to increase orchard yields.

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Water Smart Cotton and Grains

Case Study

This case study looks at benchmarking irrigation and how it can improve decisions and profitability on Cotton farms using the Watertrack Rapid Tool.

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Farm Dam Management

Case Study

This case study reports on the outcomes of two workshops run in the Mildura district for irrigators and consultants.

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Suspended Structures

Storage dam evaporation control

Shade structures in general are suspended above the water surface using cables.

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Evaporation & Seepage Monitoring

Pressure sensitive transducers (PSTs) can be used to precisely measure water depth and therefore accurately determine the seepage and evaporation losses from water storages.

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Fertigation: delivering fertiliser in the irrigation water

Primefacts

The delivery of dissolved mineral fertilisers to the roots of crops in the field using irrigation water is known as ‘fertigation’. The use of fertigation is gaining popularity because of it’s efficiencies in nutrient management, time and labour and potentially a greater control over crop performance.

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Evaporation and Seepage

Moria Farming - Forest Hill

The National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA) recently undertook seepage and evaporation measurements at water storages for a mixed horticulture farm at Forest Hill in the Lockyer Valley. This is a fact sheet about those measurements.