Virtual Bus Tour: Low pressure irrigation delivers cost savings and yield gains
Case study type
Australian Government Reef Programme
Queensland Government Rural Water Use Efficiency Initiative – Irrigation Futures
A direct comparison between a new low pressure centre pivot and a high pressure soft hose irrigator has shown savings of $33 a hectare on Tony, Mark and John Bugeja’s Mackay district farm. The public can see how the farm is fed by recycled water and how all run-off is collected in a dam to ensure the system has environmental as well as economic benefits.
Last updated: 13 November 2015
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Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2015) Virtual Bus Tour: Low pressure irrigation delivers cost savings and yield gains, WetlandInfo website, accessed 24 September 2020. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/virtual-bus-tour-low-pressure-irrigation-delivers-cost-savings-and-yield-gains-651a/