WATER: Cotton irrigation technology tour booklet

In February 2015, CottonInfo hosted irrigation technology field days at Emerald, Moree and Nevertire, taking leading cotton irrigation researchers on farm with cotton growers.

The field days gave CRDC-funded researchers the opportunity to update growers on their latest research and findings, and growers the opportunity to ask questions about how the technologies could be applied on their farms. 

This booklet is the handout from the field days, and outlines the six research technologies presented: IrriSAT (weather-based irrigation scheduling); canopy temperature sensors (plant based scheduling); dynamic deficit scheduling; EM38 soil moisture monitoring; VARIwise (site specific surface irrigation and fertigation using adaptive control); and smart automation in furrow irrigation.