Category Archives: Effluent & Irrigation

Winter Farm Checklist

Need help over winter with those farm maintenance tasks? We can help. Here are a few farm task that you may need assistance with over winter. Cattle yard Repairs Weigh scales & cattle crushes Drafting facilities Loading ramps & yards Guillotine gates Dairy Shed Repairs Shed repairs & maintainance Yard repairs and rebuilds Concrete pitting repairs Rotary Platforms, gearboxes, wheels Backing gate repairs and servicing Irrigation & Pump Repairs .
effluent irrigation

Making good effluent irrigation decisions.

On farm benefits to effluent irrigation of course include fertiliser savings, improved soil condition, and compliance with council rules or resource consent. But always avoid fines by making sure your effluent system is operating within the law and running efficiently. Buying the right equipment and regular maintenance are also key to water conservation along with correct application rates. Key to your decision making for application rates is understanding the .
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Five ways to improve irrigation efficiency.

Low irrigation efficiency has negative impacts on farm profitability and the environment. Poorly performing irrigation systems and poor scheduling are major causes of low efficiency and waste of water and energy. Here are five things to consider when looking to improve your irrigation efficiency. 1. Irrigation Timing. The best time to irrigate is at night when ET rates are low. Evapotranspiration (ET) is the sum of evaporation and plant .