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
There is a growing demand for organic produce, and this book explores the value-adding benefits of organic practices in farming, economically and environmentally. With a scientific background and a wide range of real world case studies, this book will help you consider different methods of organic farming and how to implement them. It will show you how to farm in a way that cares for the environment, without using synthetic chemicals.
See Organic Farming: an introduction for a thorough overview of composting, earthworms, managing pests and diseases, farm management considerations, converting to organics and certification.
Other titles in this series:
Organic Farming: An introduction
Organic Farming: Livestock