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Innovation in irrigation: twelve case studies from across Australia

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Natural Heritage Trust (NHT), Canberra
  • Publisher: Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642550972
  • Country: Australia

Twelve case studies demonstrate how the irrigation industry is rising to the challenges of sustainable use of water resources. The case studies are of water use planning on a cotton farm in Moree NSW, subsurface irrigation on a tomato farm in Rochester Vic, salt interception to reduce salt flows into the River Murray from a citrus orchard in Berri SA, water quality control in a sugarcane farm at Kununurra WA, water recycling on a rice farm at Griffith NSW, pivot irrigation of dairy pastures in the Harvey Irrigation Area WA, water efficient irrigation of a golf course in Perth WA, soil moisture monitoring on a stone fruit orchard at Shepparton Vic, water efficient irrigation on a vineyard at Loxton SA, hydroponic tomato growing at Rossmore NSW, centre pivot irrigation of vegetables in the Burdekin River Irrigation Area Qld, and state of the art irrigation on a dairy farm at Numurkah Vic.

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