Technology key to irrigation management

PASTORALITSTS in Western Australia’s Pilbara and Kimberley regions seeking to maximise yields and quality from irrigated pastures have discovered that the use of technology is essential to optimise profitability.

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DPIRD senior development officer Chris Ham, seen here in a stand of forage barley at Wallal Downs Station, has been working with pastoralists to optimise irrigation management in rangeland fodder production. Image: 2018 DPIRD

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has been working with several stations that have recently installed drip or centre pivot irrigation systems to understand pl...