Irrigation ‘how to’ video to help maintain industry standards

"Testing your drip irrigation system" is a short video to assist irrigators test the performance of on-farm drip irrigation systems.

The video condenses technical information provided in Irrigation Management courses delivered by Agricullture Victoria, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR).

Efficient irrigation will influence all aspects of plant growth including germination, root growth, nutrient use, regrowth, crop yield and crop quality.

The video takes growers through the process of how to check an irrigation system’s water pressure, flow rate and distribution and identify issues caused by wear and tear. Previous work by DEDJTR identified that many irrigation systems are inefficient and run below industry standards. A system that is not running at industry standards will be inefficient and may reduce crop yield and quality.

The video is a joint initiative of DEDJTR, Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA), and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

The videos can also be viewed on the DEDJTR YouTube channel as "Testing your drip irrigation system".

For more information visit the Agriculture Victoria website .

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources Published on Feb 28, 2016

This refresher video takes you step by step through the process of testing your drip irrigation system for pressure, flow and distribution uniformity. Make sure your system is running at industry standard, and improve your productivity.