Australian Flower Industry Magazine

Australian Flower Industry Magazine

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.

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.
FAQI Case study – Designing an efficient irrigation system Part 1

FAQI Case study – Designing an efficient irrigation system Part 1

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
FAQI Case study – Designing an efficient irrigation system. Part 2

FAQI Case study – Designing an efficient irrigation system. Part 2

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