· 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
Jennifer Laffan has written many publications and training resources for the NSW Department of Primary Industries, including others in the AgSkills series.
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
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.
For courses in design engineering
Applying Design Concepts for All Engineers
Design Concepts for Engineers introduces engineering students to the basic concepts and principles of design and their application to engineering disciplines. This general text provides a platform through which all engineers can understand major concepts, despite their specialty backgrounds. With a focus on the design process rather than the technical details of a specific engineering field, the Eighth Edition connects with a wide range of readers.
Design Concepts for Engineers is a versatile text that can be taught to both introductory and higher level students as either a comprehensive material or in its distinct chapter modules. With knowledge of basic algebra, any engineer can explore and understand this enticing text, making it an ideal source material to reach a wide range of audiences.
This book is an industry resource designed to build industry confidence, capacity and capability particularly in commercial goat milk production. It provides comprehensive information on animal husbandry, health and welfare, infrastructure, and quality milk production and handling. Case studies and examples are provided, as well as resources for further information.
This publication was produced by Tocal College and the NSW Department of Primary Industries in association with AgriFutures Australia. AgriFutures Australia is the trading name for Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC), a statutory authority of the Federal Government established by the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989.
Table of contents:
PART 1 BUYING AND BUILDING THE HERD
CHAPTER 1 Dairy goat breeds in Australia
CHAPTER 2 Planning for productivity
PART 2 ANIMAL HUSBANDRY PRACTICES
CHAPTER 3 Milking management
CHAPTER 4 Handling the breeding stock
CHAPTER 5 Husbandry practices
CHAPTER 6 Responses of goats to handling
PART 3 ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE
CHAPTER 7 The cost of disease
CHAPTER 8 Diseases and pests
PART 4 NUTRITION
CHAPTER 9 Ruminant digestion
CHAPTER 10 The well-fed herd
PART 5 FARM BIOSECURITY
CHAPTER 11 Buying goats
CHAPTER 12 On-farm quarantine
PART 6 INFRASTRUCTURE AND SHED REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 13 Buildings
PART 7 QUALITY ASSURANCE
CHAPTER 14 Milk quality
PART 8 MARKET SPECIFICATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES
CHAPTER 15 Marketing
APPENDIX 1 Case studies
APPENDIX 2 Vegetation effects on milk quality
APPENDIX 3 Toxins of plant and fungal origin occurring in milk
APPENDIX 4 Industry bodies
The U.S. government predicts that forty of our fifty states-and 60 percent of the earth's land surface-will soon face alarming gaps between available water and the growing demand for it. Without action, food prices will rise, economic growth will slow, and political instability is likely to follow.
Let There Be Water illustrates how Israel can serve as a model for the United States and countries everywhere by showing how to blunt the worst of the coming water calamities. Even with 60 percent of its country made of desert, Israel has not only solved its water problem; it also had an abundance of water. Israel even supplies water to its neighbors-the Palestinians and the Kingdom of Jordan-every day.
Based on meticulous research and hundreds of interviews, Let There Be Water reveals the methods and techniques of the often offbeat inventors who enabled Israel to lead the world in cutting-edge water technology.
Let There Be Water also tells unknown stories of how cooperation on water systems can forge diplomatic ties and promote unity. Remarkably, not long ago, now-hostile Iran relied on Israel to manage its water systems, and access to Israel's water know-how helped to warm China's frosty relations with Israel.
Beautifully written, Seth M. Siegel's Let There Be Water is and inspiring account of the vision and sacrifice by a nation and people that have long made water security a top priority. Despite scant natural water resources, a rapidly growing population and economy, and often hostile neighbors, Israel has consistently jumped ahead of the water innovation-curve to assure a dynamic, vital future for itself. Every town, every country, and every reader can benefit from learning what Israel did to overcome daunting challenges and transform itself from a parched land into a water superpower.
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