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Virtual Bus Tour: Lateral move irrigation pays off on Bundaberg farm


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Cane farming


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Australian Government
Reef Programme and

Queensland Government

Rural Water Use Efficiency Initiative

Water Use Efficiency Initiative – Irrigation Futures

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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.


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Last updated: 13 November 2015

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Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2015) Virtual Bus Tour: Lateral move irrigation pays off on Bundaberg farm, WetlandInfo website, accessed 25 June 2024. Available at:

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