Managing Drought

Key Points:

  1. Ensure your irrigation system is operating at its most efficient:
  • Minimise the evaporation of your irrigation application by watering at night or early
  • Decide now what you will do if water becomes restricted and which crops are most important to your business.
  • Monitor soil moisture and irrigation efficiency
  • Minimize Evaporation
  • Irrigate in low wind conditions
  • Use Windbreaks, nursecrops and covercrops
  • Use plastic or organic mulches
  • Irrigation timing
  • See also Matters of Facts No. 01 download pdf 67kb
  • Matters of Facts #41 Managing Drought October 2006
    No. 41 download pdf 139kb

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