Grower Irrigation Tools
A range of tools are available to growers for measuring and recording irrigation application and efficiency. If you require any assistance with your irrigation, contact the BPS staff.
- Irrigation application calculator – use to calculate the volume of water (ML/ha) being applied using either pump or cup flow rates
- EC Conversion Chart
- EC Conversion Calculator – convert between different EC measurements
- Crop Growth Measurements Calibration Calculator – use when calibrating crop growth measurements to minipans or soil moisture monitoring tools
- Minipan Calibration Tool
- Irrigation information sheets
A range of irrigation information sheets are available on the SRA website. The following may be of particular interest:
- Irrigation scheduling tools
- Irrigation scheduling with mini pans
- Simple calculations for furrow irrigation
- Soil water holding capacity
- Irrigation water quality
BPS has also developed a limited allocation information sheet.
Automation of furrow irrigation information sheets:
- Automation of furrow irrigation IS 1
- Automation of furrow irrigation IS 2
- Automation of furrow irrigation IS 3
- Automation of furrow irrigation
- General Information
- Aaron Linton info sheet
- Denis Pozzebon info sheet
- Russell Jordan info sheet
Irrigweb is a sugarcane irrigation scheduling and record keeping tool that has been developed for the Australian sugar industry. Access is being provided to all Burdekin growers at no cost, thanks to support from the Rural Water Use Efficiency – Irrigation Futures project. The primary function of IrrigWeb is to provide scheduling advice, however it is also an excellent record keeping tool for recording irrigation volumes and dates. For more information please contact the RWUE extension officer, Marian Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0428 927 079).
SISCO is a tool for assessing and optimising furrow irrigation efficiency. It involves measuring the water advance of an actual irrigation event using special sensors. The information from the sensors is used along with details about the furrow shape, row length and inflow rate to determine how much water is being applied per irrigation. The program also provides an estimate of the volume of water that is being lost as either runoff or deep drainage. If you are interested in getting a SISCO assessment done contact one of the BPS extension agronomists.
- Extension advice
- SISCO assessments
- Pump flow assessments
- Irrigation assessments
- G-dot installation
- Water testing