After discussing the results of the first assessment with Stuart, it was decided that flow rates could be increased by combining irrigation stations. During the following 12 months, Stuart trialled combinations of stations, and found that three stations could be run together, … Continued
Irrigation scheduling is about matching the duration of an irrigation event to plant needs, taking into account the factors of plant growth phase, rainfall and climate as well as the infiltration rate of the soil or growing medium.
The implementation of a simple yet strict routine maintenance program for Drip-Irrigation systems will: Keep the system running at peak performance. Increasing the system’s life expectancy. The following chapters will guide you in determining the correct procedure and implementation. The … Continued
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
Guidelines for producing lilies as cut flowers and pot plants
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
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.
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
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
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