Toro Australia, a leading manufacturer and supplier of irrigation, turf care and garden maintenance equipment, has promoted Laurence Bingham to the role of National Director of Sales and Marketing.
The Queensland Parliament has passed legislation that would allow irrigators in rural communities to manage their own water schemes in the future.
Farmers across Australia are choosing to invest in on-farm renewable energy sources to cut costs and reduce reliance on electricity providers.
Cotton growers in Australia are changing the way they farm, after years in drought forced a rethink of water management practices.
Work on Tasmania’s new Duck Irrigation Scheme has commenced, which will see $30 million invested in delivering improved water security to irrigators in the Circular Head region.
Ruralco (Total Eden) today announced the acquisitions of Irrigation Tasmania, Mildura Irrigation Centre and River Rain
25 projects across 11 municipalities in Victoria range from rainwater and stormwater harvesting, to using recycled water for irrigation, planting drought-resistant turf and investing in synthetic surfaces. All were granted a share in $2.3 million funded under the Sustainable Water Fund – Community Sport and Recreation Program.
Pipe fittings and valve manufacturer Philmac has seen electricity costs more than double in two years.
The crippling energy costs have come even as the Adelaide-based manufacturer looks to expand.
FORMER Murray-Darling Basin Commission chief executive, Don Blackmore is part of a four-member panel that will review the offset mechanisms outlined in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan to ensure environmental results occur without short-changing Basin communities.
Through our AgriFood Plan we have already invested an additional $2.9 million into collaborative research and development initiatives; delivering the water for profit program to maximise returns from irrigation, poppy mildew research, precision agriculture through controlled traffic farming and grape quality and vineyard productivity projects. This is on top of our annual $5 million investment into our own world-class Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture.
FARMERS have welcomed commencement of the Coalition government’s nation-building $2 billion National Water Infrastructure Loan Facility.
The latest acronym for irrigators to remember is COFFIE: the Commonwealth On-Farm Further Irrigation Efficiency program.
Like previous initiatives such as the On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program (OFIEP) and South Australian River Murray Sustainability (SARMS) Irrigation Industry Improvement Program (3IP), it will offer funding to irrigators who pledge to use water more efficiently.
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THE former John Deere Water business which was renamed Rivulis, will now merge with Greek irrigation company, Eurodrip SA.
Sustaining the Basin: Irrigated Farm Modernisation Round 9 funding is now available for northern NSW irrigators with eligible entitlements in the NSW Border Rivers and Lower Namoi catchments.
In a first for Australian horticulture, Irrigation Australia has joined AUSVEG as a co-host of the Hort Connections, which will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 15-17 May 2017.
"NEWS FLASH" - New dates for the 2018 IAL Conference & Exhibition