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On-farm decision support tools are being tested on 10 irrigated Canterbury dairy farms.

Ben Abernethy

"We can make improvements and we will be looking to do that."

Hear more from sharemilker Ben Abernethy about the challenges he faces on his irrigated dairy farm, what he wants the Irrigation Insight programme to achieve and how it is already helping.

Julie Bradshaw

"I thought all I'd ever get out of this was a weather station, but it has developed into all these tools and has been just amazing."

Farm owner Julie Bradshaw talks about the difference the Irrigation Insight program has made from the start and the importance of science-based decisions for farmers.

Bruce Baggot and Claire Mackay

"... it is stewardship of the land that ultimately leads to the income that is coming into this business."

Farm owners Claire Mackay and Bruce Baggot talk about how an investment in data collection is driving better decision making in their farm business.

Stuart Bailey

"It gives us confidence in the decisions we are making."

Farm owner Stuart Bailey describes how the Irrigation Insight programme is making a difference on his family farm - economically and environmentally.


From fact sheet downloads to decision support tools, we have a range of resources available in our Irrigation Resource Hub.