Early start to irrigation

Davey, Bill
November 2006
Farmers Weekly;11/3/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 18, p60
Trade Publication
The article discusses the need for early irrigation, according to farmer Bill Davey of New Zealand. Davey grows a wide range of crops including wheat, barley and vining peas. In this article, he mentions the early irrigation of his farm due to a period of sustained north-west wind. Mindful of their annual water allocation, he reveals that they are reliant on soil moisture probe readings to dictate when and how much water to apply. Moreover, he also scrutinizes fungicides recommendations for ryegrass seed crops and cereals.


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