Irrigation systems

Below is series of  links and information about irrigation systems to help landholders and irrigators

Selection and Design

Basic design requirements for irrigation systems

What are the relative strengths, limitations and costs of different systems?

Irrigation system selection and design guidelines

Irrigation system selection case studies

Surface Irrigation (formerly known as ‘flood’ irrigation)

‘Surge Flow’ Irrigation – Innovation Grant report

Pipe and Riser System

Type ‘pipe and riser’ into your internet search engine for more information.

Channel Maintenance

Channel seepage management tool

General Information

Surface irrigation project – a review of data from the 2006/07 irrigation season

Executive summary – surface irrigation project case study

Demonstration of surface irrigation evaluation technology in the Goulburn Murray irrigation district Part 1: Evaluating the performance of bay irrigation

From ‘Border Check’ to ‘Sprinkler’ (Irrigation System Conversion)

Centre Pivot / Lateral Move(including variable rate pivot technology)

Centre Pivot and Lateral Move systems

Centre Pivot system capacity

Planning and managing centre pivot and linear move irrigation in the Southern Riverina

Variable rate irrigation

Drip (including sub-surface)

Sub-surface drip irrigation (general)

Sub-surface drip irrigation (system design)

Flushing of micro-irrigation systems

Acid treatments for micro-irrigation systems

Filtration options for micro-irrigation systems

Sub-surface drip irrigation (system maintenance)

Oxygation (irrigation technology under development)

The addition of oxygen (air) to a pressurised irrigation system. Studies indicate that the benefits of aerated irrigation water include enhanced crop growth and improvements in water use efficiency.

Oxygation - an option for drip irrigated vineyards in Sunraysia

System Performance Testing

A simplified method of assessing application losses on centre pivot systems

System performance testing

Channel seepage (surface irrigation)remediation trial report

Evaluating a centre pivot irrigation system

Evaluating a lateral move irrigation system

Evaluating your pressurised system

Evaluating your surface irrigation system

Evaluating your surface irrigation system workbook

Costing an Irrigation System

Costing an irrigation system (net margin calculator)

Pumps

Selecting an irrigation pump

Maintenance

Selecting an irrigation pump – troubleshooting

Worn parts help you part with your money

Meters

A practical guide to reading water meters

For further information on the various types of water meter available, contact your local Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources office (Mount Gambier office: 8735 1177)

‘Know the Flow’ flowmeter training manual

Recording

A practical guide to reading water meters
For further information on how to record readings from the various types of water meter available, contact your local Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources office (Mount Gambier office: 8735 1177)

Testing

Application for a water meter test form

Bores -Maintenance

Groundwater bore rehabilitation

Bores - Iron bacteria

Iron staining caused by irrigation systems

Groundwater Quality

Groundwater sampling and analysis – a field guide

Interpreting water quality test results

Farm water quality and treatment


Related links

More information

  • Natural Resources South East
    (08) 8735 1177