Topics will include site selection, design, installation costs as well as water savings and profit forecasts using Subsurface Drip Irrigation in lucerne and other horticultural crops.
The Upper Murray Agribusiness Group, the Towong Shire Counciland the National Landcare Programme presents:
Subsurface Drip Irrigation for the Upper Murray
Forage and Horticultural Crop Production
Tuesday, 13th November , 2007
‘Kimbridge’, Pam and Max McKimmie’s Property. Murray Valley Hwy, Towong, Victoria.
10am – 3pm. Cost of field day is free and lunch will be provided.
Seminar and Field Day
A range of guest speakers including agronomists, suppliers and DPI staff will present information on the use of sub-surface drip irrigation in crop production in the Upper Murray. This irrigation method is new to the Upper Murray and has the potential to save water and improve productivity. Topics will include site selection, design, installation costs as well as water savings and profit forecasts using Subsurface Drip Irrigation in lucerne and other horticultural crops.
10-10.30am Registration and Morning Tea.
10.30am Welcome and Introduction, Bernadette Thomas, Project Manager, Sustainability at the Source.
10.40am Introduction to Towong Trial Site - Subsurface Drip Irrigation for Lucerne Production, Brooke McKimmie, Project Coordinator.
10.50am Design, Installation and Costs of Subsurface Drip Irrigation, Andrew Pollard (Netafim).
11.30am Subsurface Drip Irrigation for Forage Production - Returns and Water Savings, Lauren Thompson (Scolefield Robinson Horticultural Services).
12.30pm Lunch – Towong Shire Office, Corryong.
1.15pm Comparing Irrigation Systems, Dennis Watson, Irrigation Officer Dept. Primary Industry.
2.00pm Introduction to Colac Colac Trial site – Subsurface Drip Irrigation for Horticultural Crop Production, Peter Nankervis.
2.15pm Subsurface Drip Irrigation and Water Use Efficiency in Horticultural Crops, Sue Hinton, Field Manager (Essential Oils of Tasmania).
3.00pm Informal Questions and Close.