Newsletter MGI June 2016
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Author: Craig Evans
MGI is planning to end the irrigation season on 31 May 2016. This is later than for previous years because of the drier than usual soil conditions. The Waihao Downs area also has an extension until the end of May in order to complete commissioning activities.
Author PAT DEAVOLL, NZ Farmer.co.nz Glenavy dairy farmer Robin Murphy has received recognition for being the driving force behind irrigation development in the Waimate district for several decades. The irrigation champion was awarded the Ron Cox Memorial Award at the IrrigationNZ biennial conference dinner in Oamaru on Wednesday. A day before receiving the award Murphy saw many years of […]
IrrigationNZ chairperson Nicky Hyslop does the honours at the opening of the Waihao Downs irrigation project. She is flanked by WDI chairman Robin Murphy (left) and WDI vice chairman Jon Kirk. South Canterbury’s challenging $32 million Waihao Downs irrigation project has opened under budget and 10 months ahead of schedule. Irrigation New Zealand chairwoman Nicky Hyslop cut the […]
Use a set of buckets to measure how much water is being applied by the irrigator and how uniformly. Click here for the DIY Guide to “The Bucket Test”
Some great soil moisture monitoring resources can be found below; In the May 2014 Newsletter From April 2014 Field Day