Drought Advice – Resources

Solid Set Irrigation

Irrigation NZ published some great common sense drought advice in Canterbury farming (February 2024 page 35).

The advice includes following these steps to help to get the most from your solid set irrigation in dry conditions.

Irrigation Performance Evaluation

Minimise off target application

Identify your soil types

Irrigation Scheduling

Consider deficit irrigation

Prioritise what is to be irrigated

Reduce the irrigated area

Our IMS web platform allows you to easily create and manage irrigation schedules for your solid set irrigation. With the new v2 IMS Gateway more and more farmers are able to have web based control of solid set irrigation.

Drought advice is more than irrigation scheduling but making changes quickly in IMS will help with the overall plan to minimise the effect of drought conditions.