Managing wetlands on-farm and downstream wetlands. To ensure wetlands remain functional, farm practices sometimes need to be adjusted. In some instances, building or modifying wetlands can help with nutrient removal, sediment control and water re-use, among others.
PA57134_Increasing_Adoption_of_Irrigation_and_Water_Recycling_Technologies_in_Australian_Nurseries The aim of this project was to identify and evaluate irrigation scheduling tools and techniques appropriate for use within container production nurseries and quantify water savings that can be achieved by utilising these. This would then be used to retrofit production nurseries … Continued
Final Report – Determining optimum irrigation scheduling techniques for key wildflower crops The Australian cut flower industry, like most Australian primary production, is reliant on water. The recent and prolonged drought in many parts of Australia has had a negative impact … Continued
best-practice-water-management The information provided within these “Best Practice Guidelines for Greenhouse Water Management” is an example of such a collaborative approach, where suppliers have come together to pool their knowledge and experience, offering advice to help facilitate improved environmental performance in the … Continued
ISS-FEL-REPORT-B-SHANNON-Low-Res The aim of this Fellowship was to study the technologies of new and innovative water use efficiencies. Greenhouse automation techniques and technologies which have been developed at research and development facilities will be investigated to ascertain their uptake and implementation into … Continued
evaluating-drip Irrigation using drippers is often considered the most efficient method in terms of both water use and labour, but, because it is more complex in design and management, a drip system must be designed, installed, managed and maintained correctly.
Christmas bush and Protea Lit Review Final Report RP Few wildflower crops have been investigated for their water requirements or use. In many cases it had fallen to the farmer to determine the quantity of water needed not only to ensure … Continued
Correct irrigation design and installation is a key factor in establishing and maintaining a water efficient garden. A water efficient irrigation system must apply water uniformly to where it is required without wastage due to leakage, wind drift, drainage or excessive evaporation. An … Continued
Clear watering recommendations can be made from the combination of the new knowledge of plant root profiles, the contribution of water input to flower production, and the soil moisture profiles measured by the probes relative to each growers watering schedules.
A tensiometer is a closed water filled tube with a ceramic tip at one end and a vacuum gauge at the other. The ceramic tip acts like a plant root in that it can let water in and out. As the soil … Continued