The Southeast Queensland Irrigation Futures project (SEQ-IF) and the Rural Water Use Efficiency project (RWUE) have a primary aim to assist producers in assessing their water and energy usage and to guide them towards making changes that lead to real and practical savings.
The results of irrigation system assessments, in addition to ongoing discussions and feedback from the flower growers, have confirmed the benefits of enhancing irrigation awareness and in applying techniques such as irrigation scheduling to improve efficiencies.
Irrigation scheduling has an important role in achieving an optimum yield of high-quality cut flower or foliage products. It relies on the simple principle of growing plants within their acceptable stress levels by ensuring soil moisture is kept at the desired level. With the right soil moisture, the grower is more likely to achieve consistent, high-quality production.

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