About Irrigation (Nakiso Boreholes Irrigation Systems)

What is irrigation? Irrigation is the artificial application of water to land for the purpose of agricultural production. 

Effective irrigation will influence the entire growth process from seedbed preparation, germination, root growth, nutrient utilisation, plant growth and regrowth, yield and quality.

The key to maximising irrigation efforts is uniformity. The producer has a lot of control over how much water to supply and when to apply it but the irrigation system determines uniformity. Deciding which irrigation systems are best for your operation requires knowledge of equipment, system design, plant species, growth stage, root structure, soil composition, and land formation. Irrigation systems should encourage plant growth while minimising salt imbalances, leaf burns, soil erosion, and water loss. 

About Irrigation (Nakiso Boreholes Irrigation Systems)
Losses of water will occur due to evaporation, wind drift, run-off and water (and nutrients) sinking deep below the root zone.

Proper irrigation management takes careful consideration and vigilant observation.

The value of irrigation


Irrigation allows primary producers,
1. To grow more pastures and crops

2. To have more flexibility in their systems/operations as the ability to access water at times when it would otherwise be hard to achieve good plant growth (due to a deficit in soil moisture) is imperative. Producers can then achieve higher yields and meet market/seasonal demands especially if rainfall events do not occur.

3. To produce higher quality crops/pastures as water stress can dramatically impact on the quality of farm produce

4. To lengthen the growing season (or in starting the season at an earlier time)

5. To have 'insurance' against seasonal variability and drought.

6. To stock more animals per hectare and practice tighter grazing management due to the reliability of pasture supply throughout the season

7. To maximise the benefits of fertiliser applications. Fertilisers need to be 'watered into' the ground in order to best facilitate plant growth.

8. To use areas that would otherwise be 'less productive'. Irrigation can allow farmers to open up areas of their farms where it would otherwise be 'too dry' to grow pasture/crops. This also gives them the capability to carry more stock or to conserve more feed.

9. To take advantage of market incentives for unseasonal production

10. To have less reliance on supplementary feeding (grain, hay) in grazing operations due to the more consistent supply & quality of pastures grown under irrigation

11. To improve the capital value of their property. Since irrigated land can potentially support higher crops, pasture and animal production, it is considered more valuable. The value of the property is also related to the water licensing agreements or 'water right'.

12. To cost save/obtain greater returns. The cost benefits from the more effective use of fertilisers and greater financial benefits as a result of more effective agricultural productivity (both quality and quantity) and for 'out of season' production is likely.

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