The DairyNZ Guide to Good Irrigation – parts 1 and 2 were developed to help dairy farmers fine-tune their farms irrigation and help with daily operation. Part 1 is for farm staff and managers operating irrigation systems on a daily basis. It deals with how soil types, climate, various system capabilities, timing and volume of water application influence the farm’s irrigation needs.
Best Practice Guides
DairyNZ Good Practice Guide - Part 2
Part 2 is about making irrigation managers aware of their responsibilities as irrigators, including conditions of water supply, protecting water quality, efficient water use, teaching staff good irrigation practices and improving the system’s performance. It also covers soil moisture monitoring, upgrading an old system and considerations when designing and installing a new system.
Good Farming Practice Action Plan for Water Quality
Well managed irrigation is part of the commitment by IrrigationNZ and our members to the Good Farming Practice Action Plan for Water Quality adopted in June 2018.