Case Studies

This case study features the Cook family of 'Turkey Lagoon' near Boggabilla, who have recently developed two fields into bankless channels.

This case study features Nathanial Phillis, the Irrigation and Earthworks Manager with Sundown Pastoral Company at 'Keytah' Moree. 

This case study looks at on-farm irrigation efficiency analysis conducted using Irrimate equipment. Irrimate is an assortment of electronic tools to measure water on and off fields, and water advancement timing.

This case study outlines the work of the Ashley and Rowena Area Wide Management Group in eradicating feral pigs.

This case study outlines the work of the Bugilbone Ridge Feral Pig Management Group in managing feral pigs.

This case study outlines the work of the Mungindi Area Wide Management Group in benchmarking biodiversity.

This case study outlines the pilot project in the Namoi, which involves trialling exciting new ways of engaging growers and their families in managing natural vegetation on their farms.

A pump efficiency trial at Goondiwindi has highlighted the importance of testing individual pumping set-ups to identify the optimum operating point to achieve maximum efficiency. This case study features grower Hamish Johnstone of 'Macintyre Downs', Goondiwindi. 

Reducing pumping costs by $10 an hour with a diesel-gas mix has put money in the pocket and a smile on the face of irrigated cotton grower Warwick Wannan of 'Kurrawombi Downs', Baan Baa. 

An energy efficiency audit of the new overhead irrigation system on Adam McVeigh’s Darling Downs farm in southern Queensland has set him on the path to reducing emissions and making big savings in energy costs.

GUNNEDAH farmer Scott Morgan has slashed the amount of money he spends on electricity used to irrigate cotton on his property, “Kensal Green”, by investing in solar and by reducing the amount of energy he uses to pump water for his crops.

An energy expenditure that had been climbing by around 10 per cent per year coupled with concerns about climate change have prompted St George cotton irrigators Ian and Anne Brimblecombe, “Burgorah”, to install solar panels which generate 100kW of electricity.


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