When to start and when to stop irrigating will be under discussion at a workshop in Gore next Tuesday, 26 July.
Ensuring the taps are turned on and off at the right time is one of the easiest ways to ensure that irrigation is effective and efficient, and this will be one of the discussion points at the workshop, being run by Irrigation New Zealand.
The purpose is to support irrigators in the adoption of ‘Good Management Practice’ to achieve quality irrigation management.
Much of the workshop will be hands-on, with practical lessons in how to determine soil water storage capacity, coupled with a look at climate data and crop water requirements. The workshop is particularly focused on the needs of arable/vegetable croppers and pastoralists or orchardists and viticulturists.
The Gore workshop is one of a series being run nationwide. In Southland, Irrigation NZ is partnering with Environment Southland, Agmardt, Fonterra and the Gore District Council.
Register with Environment Southland by calling 0800 76 88 45 or e-mail email@example.com