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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.

Stream through farm

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.

Journey to sustainability

Case study: The journey to sustainability

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The SWAN system is composed of soil, water, atmosphere and nutrient components. The best way to show how these integrated and interrelated measures reflect the journey of improving agricultural sustainability is to show a case study of a farm which has become more sustainable over the past five years.

What farmers can learn from the drought

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The reality is that adapting agricultural practices when the drought is already upon us is actually too late. Sustainable agriculture should be a way of life.

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.

Water on leaves

Carbon – the key to storing more water in the soil

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Each percentage increase in soil carbon results in 230 818 more litres of water stored per hectare. That is a massive amount of water. Increasing soil carbon levels is therefore a key factor to improving water use efficiency on farms.