Irrigation efficiency environment benefit questioned

New research suggests that increasing irrigation efficiency does not mean more water for the environment.
New research suggests that increasing irrigation efficiency does not mean more water for the environment.
The Smarter Irrigation for Profit (SIfP) Project was a successful three-year partnership between the dairy, sugar, rice and cotton industries that investigated and demonstrated practices to optimise water, energy and labour efficiencies, resulting in greater profits to irrigating businesses.
31 Jul 18 The Smarter Irrigation for Profit (SIfP) Project was a successful three-year partnership between the dairy, sugar, rice and cotton industries that investigated and demonstrated practices...
Murray Darling Basin communities had a win on Friday, with the council of interstate water ministers resolving to pursue off-farm water sources in the recovery of a 450 gigalitres bucket of ‘upwater’ which is required for the environment by 2024.
11 Jun 18 Murray Darling Basin communities had a win on Friday, with the council of interstate water ministers resolving to pursue off-farm water sources in the recovery of a 450 gigalitres bucket...
North-west Tasmanian farmers and agronomists say irrigating Australia’s largest dairy, Moon Lake Investments’ Van Dieman’s Land Farms, would significantly benefit production.
01 May 18 North-west Tasmanian farmers and agronomists say irrigating Australia’s largest dairy, Moon Lake Investments’ Van Dieman’s Land Farms, would significantly benefit production.
A sharp increase in demand for irrigation water in the Katunga area of northern Victoria has caused frustrating delays for farmers, as they try to establish fresh pastures.
05 Apr 18 A sharp increase in demand for irrigation water in the Katunga area of northern Victoria has caused frustrating delays for farmers, as they try to establish fresh pastures.
Irrigation efficiencies in dairyfarming, driven by the latest technological developments, will be among the areas featured at the 2018 Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition.
06 Mar 18 Irrigation efficiencies in dairyfarming, driven by the latest technological developments, will be among the areas featured at the 2018 Irrigation Australia International Conference and...
As a nation-wide, multi-sector collaboration with cotton, rice and sugar, the Smarter Irrigation for Profit project has resulted in unprecedented knowledge and understanding of ways to increase water, energy and labour efficiencies on irrigated dairy farms.
16 Jan 18 As a nation-wide, multi-sector collaboration with cotton, rice and sugar, the Smarter Irrigation for Profit project has resulted in unprecedented knowledge and understanding of ways to...
Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) needed to urgently increase the number of irrigation meters it tested and publish the results, according to the head of a northern water services committee.
29 Aug 17 Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) needed to urgently increase the number of irrigation meters it tested and publish the results, according to the head of a northern water services committee.
The Federal government is providing nearly $400,000 to encourage the development of innovative solutions to improve transparency and reliability of water market information.
11 Apr 17 The Federal government is providing nearly $400,000 to encourage the development of innovative solutions to improve transparency and reliability of water market information.
Irrigation systems in northern Victoria will receive an opening high-reliability water share determination on July 3.
05 Apr 17 Irrigation systems in northern Victoria will receive an opening high-reliability water share determination on July 3.
Victorian and New South Wales primary producers have called for a halt in any further water recovery, under the Murray Darling Basin plan.
24 Nov 16  1 Victorian and New South Wales primary producers have called for a halt in any further water recovery, under the Murray Darling Basin plan.
Gippsland’s Macalister Demonstration Farm has been chosen as the site for a national project, using an extended network of properties to see how to get the best results, no matter what irrigation system was used.
08 Nov 16 Gippsland’s Macalister Demonstration Farm has been chosen as the site for a national project, using an extended network of properties to see how to get the best results, no matter what...
WITH a new pivot irrigation system in place, Eight Mile Creek, South Australia, dairyfarmer James Mann is on the lookout for further savings.
01 Aug 16 WITH a new pivot irrigation system in place, Eight Mile Creek, South Australia, dairyfarmer James Mann is on the lookout for further savings.
A new definition of 'genetically modified' currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new grasses on the market within three years.
13 Nov 18 A new definition of "genetically modified" currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new...
A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it to the bloodstream.02 Nov 18 A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it...
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Olivia - what you fail to consider is that animals fed the crops you speak of aren't evolved to
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If that’s what they think the milk volume drop will be they are in for one hell of a shock. 200
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A well planned vegan diet is certainly not nutrient deficient. But aside from that, the entire
Amidst rising farm costs, Dairy Australia has developed a range of energy information resources to assist farmers to make smarter use of energy to reduce power bills.
13 Nov 18 Amidst rising farm costs, Dairy Australia has developed a range of energy information resources to assist farmers to...
Accurate and up-to-date paperwork is crucial for all dairy farmers. But as a farm manager, Allen Hook says the ability to keep precise records is what keeps him in a job.12 Nov 18 Accurate and up-to-date paperwork is crucial for all dairy farmers. But as a farm manager, Allen Hook says the...
Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.22 Sep 16 Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.
Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition opportunities.25 Sep 16 Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition...