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Irrigation water

The underrated value of good quality irrigation water

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Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to irrigation water quality. The best place to start is knowing the quality of your irrigation water.

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Video – How to save water on a dairy farm

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Water is a precious resource and everything possible should be done to ensure that it is used carefully and efficiently.

Turning effluent from waste to benefit

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When dairy effluent is viewed as waste water, it is all about getting rid off it. However when it is viewed as beneficial water, it is all about the opportunity costs of the nutrients.

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Practical water management tips

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Good water management practices can significantly contribute to better water use efficiency. This is an economic advantage on farms, contributes to environmental stewardship and is a social responsibility of farmers.

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How much water does it take to produce a litre of milk?

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The average water use across farms is therefore 911 litres of water per litre of milk. The main point I would like to make though is that the water use efficiency varies between the different farm systems.

How can flow meters help you conserve water?

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The use of flow meters can be used as a water conservation tool? Read this blog to find out how.

Our precious resource is becoming even scarcer

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Is our water resources really under the amount of pressure that media headlines make it out to be? Read this blog to find out for yourself.

Is technology the answer to our water crisis?

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The rainfall in South Africa has been so sporadic that we can’t continue putting all our eggs in this basket. Is the desalination of seawater a possible solution?

Need more water, why not get rid of your aliens?

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Alien invasive plants are a huge threat to water security, and therefore sustainable agriculture. By clearing alien invasive plants, not only are we making more water available, but the opportunity to explore other industries exist.

Are you managing rainwater like a waste product?

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Rain is always welcome on our lands. It is our responsibility as good water stewards to use it as the valuable resource which it is