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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 morning
    • 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

  2. Minimize Evaporation

  3. Irrigate in low wind conditions

  4. Use Windbreaks, nursecrops and covercrops

  5. Use plastic or organic mulches

  6. Irrigation timing

  7. 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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