Final Report overviewing proceedings.
The purpose of this final report is to summarise the Australian Flower Industry project for HAL and others, including future funding recipients. Unique activities undertaken by this project have been emphasised, particularly those activities concerning the objectives of the Project.
Most flower growers are time poor but Andrew now appreciates the importance of making time to monitor the system regularly to ensure that benchmarks of pressure, flow rate and energy consumption are being met as a simple means to keep input costs down and maximise … Continued
FAQI Brochure (archive)
Case Study Highlights: Irrigation Pump Annual Energy Cost Reduction: 83% Irrigation Pump Energy Efficiency Improvement: 47% Estimated Payback Period: 21 days
Case Study Highlights: Irrigation Pump Energy Use Reduction 40% Estimated Payback Period 7.9 months
Key messages: • Irrigation pump energy efficiency was improved by 22% • Irrigation energy use per megalitre was decreased by 28% • Irrigation costs were reduced by 27%, or $222/annum • Estimated payback period on the changes implemented is less than 12 months.
Kely messages: • All good irrigation design starts at the end. • First, calculate the maximum amount of water that needs to be applied. • Then, decide on the time period within which the water needs to be applied. • Make allowances … Continued
Key messages: • After determining the flow rate required to meet crop water use, the next step is selecting the emitter. • A hydraulic analysis helps in determining the size of pipes required for sufficient pressure. • The speed that water flows … Continued
Career opportunities in Lifestyle horticulture.