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Rural Water Use Efficiency Irrigatin Futures Case Studies (RWUE-IF) – SEQ

The following case studies are the result of three pilot turf farms in South East Queensland,  undertaking the RWUE-IF farm assessments and improvements from recommendations provided as a result of irrigation, energy, fertiliser assessments, farm mapping, moisture monitoring and scheduling irrigation processes undertaken on the three farms.

Initial base line data was gathered at the commencement of the project.  Uptake of recommendations implemented in line with farm management plans.  Some recommendations were undertaken outside of the initial time frame.  Benefits to the three farms can be seen within the case studies.

Three more pilot farms are currently being assessed in northern Queensland (Cairns, Townsville, Mackay) .  Due to variations in climate, soils and species.  This project is due for completion June 2017.

This program is supported by the Queensland government department of Natural Resources and Mines. 

Farm 1 Case Study FINAL ex NRM 041115 Farm 2 Case Study TQ V3 071115 FARM 3 Case Study Final ex NRM 081115