Part One: Meters is about:
· different types of meters and their advantages and disadvantages
· what to consider when selecting a meter
· installation and maintenance for meters.
Part Two: Storage and Distribution is an overview of:
· the importance of reducing losses from seepage and evaporation
· measuring losses
· strategies for reducing losses
· economic value of the cost of loss reduction.
Part Three: Benchmarking and Water Budgeting shows you how to:
· use, interpret and process benchmarking data for the collection of seasonal water use efficiency (WUE)
· develop a seasonal water budget.
Jennifer Laffan, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Tocal College, PatersonPeter Smith, Irrigation Officer, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Tamworth.
· the ways in which specific crops respond to stress and the effects of the timing and degree of stress and the growth stage of the crop
· evapotranspiration (ET) and crop water use to schedule irrigations
· developing an irrigation schedule
· terms used to describe the amount of water available to a crop
· soil moisture probes and where to locate them
· water quality issues to consider.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Safety
Chapter 3: Environmental Impacts Of Irrigation
Chapter 4: The Need For Water Varies
Chapter 5: Factors Affecting Evapotranspiration
Chapter 6: Scheduling Irrigations
Chapter 7: How Soil Holds Water
Chapter 8: Data From Soil Moisture Probes
Chapter 9: Do You Need A Calibrated Probe?
Chapter 10: Implementing A Deficit Strategy
Chapter 11: Placement Of Soil Probes
Chapter 12: Irrigation Water Quality
Appendix 1: Determining PAWC
Appendix 2: Determining RAW From Soil Texture
Appendix 3: Determining Starting And Final Soil Moisture
Appendix 4: Calibration Of Soil Moisture Monitoring Tools
Appendix 5: IrriSAT – Weather based scheduling tool
If you are installing or upgrading an irrigation system you will probably be seeking to increase production, decrease the amount of water used or reduce labour required. Part one of this book is about selecting the irrigation system that is best for your enterprise.
It is an overview of:
· the most widely used irrigation methods in NSW
· the capabilities and limitations of the most widely used irrigation methods in NSW
· the major issues to consider when selecting an irrigation system
· the basic financial analysis you can use to determine the viability of a system you are considering.
You can save money by increasing productivity and efficiency of your irrigation system if you can improve the performance of the pump.
This section about the features of common irrigation pumps helps you to select, operate and maintain your pumping equipment. It contains information on pump types, duty, curves and selection. It contains an explanation of:
· the common types of pumps for irrigation systems
· pumping head components: static head; suction head; velocity head; friction loss
· manufacturers’ pump curves
· maintenance and troubleshooting procedures for pumps.
This publication was produced by Education Delivery, Tocal College.
It supports the following competencies from National Training Package AHC10 Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management: AHCIRG306A - Troubleshoot irrigation systems, AHCIRG402A – Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system, AHCIRG410A - Select and manage pumping systems for irrigation
This book shows how to provide shelter for goats, trim hooves, drench, vaccinate, tattoo, disbud, eartag and milk goats by hand or using a machine. Also covers buying a goat, kidding, show preparation, record keeping, health problems, quality assurance, animal welfare and safety. Simple to follow with step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and full-colour pictures.
Farm AgSkills is part of the AgSkills series: books that provide clear explanations about a wide range of practical tasks performed in farming. Industry personnel and departmental officers have been involved in compiling these Agskills. Find them in the iBooks Store.
General Safety Precautions
Provide Shelter for Goats
Hoof Trimming a Goat
Drenching a Goat
Vaccinating a Goat
Disbudding a Dairy Goat
Tattooing and Ear Tagging a Goat
Guide to Buying a Dairy Goat
Problems Associated with Kidding
Hand Milk a Goat
Machine Milk a Goat
Recognise and Treat Mastitis
Recognise and Treat Udder Conditions in Goats
Recognise and Treat Footrot in Goats
Recognise and Treat Lice Infestation in Goats
Plant Poisoning in Goats
Show Preparation of Goats
Goat Management Planner
Record Keeping for Fibre Goats
What is a Safe Work Method Statement?
Check Your Skill
Notes on Selecting Drenches for Goats
Notes on Footrot in Goats
This book describes how to use the various types of pole saws available. How to transport and store, safely operate and maintain. Emphasis is given to fitting, tensioning and sharpening the chain. The book describes the safe operation of the machine and the recommended Personal Protective Equipment.
Table of contents:Introduction Safety Types of polesaw Components of the pole saw Transport and storage Start and shut down Operate the saw Kickback, pull-in and pushback Maintenance What is a safe work method statement (SWMS)
CONTENTSSmarter professional driving What is four-wheel driving? Four wheel driving techniques Vehicle recovery Basic vehicle repairs Navigation and communication Recovery gear listDriver checklist
Contains diagrams and photos with easy to follow instructions. AgGuides are compiled by highly regarded industry experts to provide easy to follow advice on agriculture and support the Tocal College external study program for agriculture.
Written by: Jennifer Laffan
Technical advisers: Ian Blackwood, Brett Littler
Table of Contents:
· Cattle industry overview
· Manage the breeding herd
· Pastures for the herd
· Selling methods and costs
· Other aspects of marketing
· Muscle and muscle score
· Fat assessment and fat scores
· Frame size
· Growth, maturity and carcase suitability
· Understand your product
· The killsheet
· Get the best return
· Some terms explained
· Appendix 1: Ruminants and rumination
· Appendix 2: Calculating and using DSE ratings for beef cattle
Table of Contents:Producer safety Yard design Quality assurance Stock movement by road Stress is costly Breed and crossbreed Decide on your product Biosecurity and herd health Some terms explained.