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5th Aug 2020


10:30 am - 11:30 am

Smarter Irrigation for Profit - Phase II

Webinar: Using weather forecasting and soil information for irrigation decisions -The impact of improving irrigation decisions

Best practices to determine irrigation requirements and scheduling including three ways to generate a water budget using available technology:

  • 1 - Water budgets –using freely available weather and soils information to build a water budget.
  • 2 - IrriPasture – a free web based platform that uses local weather data to enhance water budgets and irrigation scheduling decisions
  • 3 - SWAN systems – emerging technology that uses crop models, soil type, climate, season and irrigation system details to determine water and nutrient requirements and scheduling
  • What are the features and cost benefits of these current and new technologies.


GUEST PRESENTERS
Dr James Hills, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Associate Professor Joe Foley, USQ
Ivor Gaylard, SWAN Systems

When: Wednesday 5th August,10.30 -11.30am AEST
Where: webinar via Zoom
Password: 799904

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Smarter Irrigation for Profit 2: What’s my yield gap? Maximising water productivity project is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment as part of its Rural R&D for Profit program and Dairy Australia.