Virtual Bus Tour: Lateral move irrigation pays off on Bundaberg farm
Case study type
Reef Programme and
Rural Water Use Efficiency Initiative
Water Use Efficiency Initiative – Irrigation Futures
Bundaberg cane growers Mark and Brian Pressler have demonstrated the benefits of installing a low pressure irrigation system along with a more efficient mainline and pumping equipment. By implementing these methods and equipment they have seen a 60-70% reduction in energy used to pump irrigation water. They have also tapped into the sugar industry’s most extensive network of telemetric soil moisture probes and weather stations. Projects of this type typify what the Rural Water Use Efficiency and Australian Government Reef Program are seeking to achieve through proactively partnering with farmers.
Last updated: 13 November 2015
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Virtual Bus Tour: Lateral move irrigation pays off on Bundaberg farm, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, .