Simple steps to an efficient irrigation system

Simple steps to an efficient irrigation system

The delivery of water to the plants is a key aspect of cut flower production. The amount, quality and application of irrigation should be suitable for each particular crop and situation. Getting the water right could make the difference between … Continued
Keep it clean – your irrigation water, that is!

Keep it clean – your irrigation water, that is!

An efficient irrigation system that has been designed for your crop and farm is an essential feature of a successful flower growing business. In the last issue, we looked at the features of an irrigation system and some important steps … Continued
Case Study – Winning with Water at Rosemount

Case Study – Winning with Water at Rosemount

Saving water and energy has never been more important for flower growers. Faced with rising costs and limited natural resources, efficient water management is essential for every production business, as well as for the environment and the community.
Irrigation scheduling for top quality flowers

Irrigation scheduling for top quality flowers

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 … Continued
Want to use less power to pump your water?

Want to use less power to pump your water?

As with all machinery, pumping systems will decline in efficiency over time, either due to abnormal operating conditions, or through normal wear and tear. To keep the system functioning at peak efficiency it’s important to monitor pumping performance on a regular basis, but it … Continued
Improving irrigation efficiency for in-ground flowers: Tropical Blooms

Improving irrigation efficiency for in-ground flowers: Tropical Blooms

Tropical Blooms is a North Queensland business growing tropical cut flowers and foliage products for sale to wholesale markets, local florists and direct via the internet. An assessment of the farm’s Irrigation system and its efficiency was carried out via the … Continued
Case Study -Improving irrigation efficiency for in-ground flowers: Tropical Blooms

Case Study -Improving irrigation efficiency for in-ground flowers: Tropical Blooms

The first step in the assessment process was to determine the efficiency of the pump. This was  achieved by conducting a pump assessment where operating pressure, flow rates and electricity consumption were measured. During this assessment, recirculation cavitation noise was  apparent, and from the … Continued