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Author De Barro, James

Title An alternative to border check irrigation : comparison of border check to drop tube centre pivot irrigation for lucerne irrigated with saline water / by James De Barro
Published Barton, A.C.T. : Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, 2008


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 W'PONDS  631.587099423 Rir/Aat  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 15 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Series RIRDC publication, 1440-6845 ; no. 08/014
RIRDC publication ; no. 08/014
RIRDC publication. 1440-6845 ; no. 08/014
Summary The majority of lucerne seed produced in Australia and in particular the major production area of South Australia, traditionally use border check irrigation as the established irrigation system. Through the 1970's and 80's border check irrigation increased in the Keith region due in part to the technology at the time, the flat terrain, free draining soil type and the salinity of the ground water. Until recently, the notion of irrigating lucerne seed crops with water with salinities from 4000 8000 ppm with anything other than border check irrigation has not been evaluated. With the impending changes of water policy, advances in seed production and irrigation delivery technology the use of alternative irrigation systems is now a necessary consideration for irrigated lucerne seed producers. The report examines a comparison of lucerne seed and hay production between a drop tube irrigation system and a border check irrigation system
Notes "January 2008"
"RIRDC innovation for rural Australia"--Cover
"RIRDC project no. DEB-6A"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 12)
Notes Also available an electronic version on the Internet. Address as of 18 April 2008:
2008 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
Subject Alfalfa -- Irrigation -- Australia -- Keith (S.A.)
Alfalfa -- Irrigation -- Australia.
Groundwater -- Australia -- Keith (S.A.)
Irrigation efficiency -- Australia.
Irrigation -- Research -- Australia.
Irrigation -- Australia -- Keith (S.A.)
Irrigation -- Australia -- South Australia -- Keith
Water-supply, Agricultural -- Australia -- Management.
Water-supply, Agricultural -- Australia -- Keith (S.A.) -- Management.
Author Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. Pasture Seeds Research and Development (Program)
ISBN 174151603X