Agricultural Irrigation Monitoring
You'll find a complete range of Irrigation Monitoring solutions for agriculture and on-farm use available from your local Irrigear® Independent Experts.
Why should I monitor my irrigation?
Irrigation monitoring is critical for maximising crop yields, conserving water resources, reducing costs, and promoting sustainable farming practices. By monitoring irrigation, farmers can make informed decisions about how much water to apply, when to apply it, and how to optimise irrigation for optimal crop health and yield:
- Conserve water resources
- Maximise crop health and yields
- Reduce costs
- Promote sustainability
- Make informed decisions
How can I save money with irrigation?
Overwatering is expensive, as it wastes water and increases energy costs associated with pumping and distribution. On the other hand, water stress caused by insufficient water, can impact yields leading to lost production. Irrigation monitoring can help growers ensure that their crops are getting just the right amount of water and nutrients they need to grow and thrive. By monitoring soil moisture levels, farmers can detect early signs of water stress and adjust irrigation schedules accordingly, which can help prevent crop damage or loss, without wasting water from overwatering.
How can I monitor my irrigation?
There are several ways to monitor irrigation, depending on the scale of the irrigation system and the level of monitoring required. Here are some common methods:
Soil moisture sensors: Soil moisture sensors are placed in the soil at various depths to measure the moisture content of the soil. This information can be used to determine when to irrigate and how much water to apply.
Flow meters: Flow meters are installed in the irrigation system to measure the volume of water flowing through the system. This can be useful for tracking water usage and identifying leaks or other issues.
Weather stations: Weather stations reveal the impact of weather conditions, such as temperature, humidity, and precipitation. This information can be used to adjust irrigation schedules to maintain optimum water application.
Remote sensing: Remote sensing technology, such as satellite imagery or drones, can be used to monitor crop health and water stress. This information can be used to adjust irrigation schedules or target specific areas of the field for irrigation.
Automated irrigation systems: Automated irrigation systems can be programmed to monitor soil moisture, weather conditions, and other factors, and adjust irrigation schedules accordingly. These systems can also be set up to send alerts or notifications if there are any issues with the irrigation system.
Which method of irrigation monitoring is the most cost effective?
There are lots of different options available, and there is variability in type, size, quality, output and specifications. Your local Irrigear expert is more than happy to help you find the right product, taking into account your individual needs for water, budget and longevity.
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- Why should I monitor my irrigation?
- How can I save money with irrigation?
- How can I monitor my irrigation?
- Which method of irrigation monitoring is the most cost effective?
At your local Irrigear Independent Experts you'll find access to some of Australia's leading products and solutions in irrigation monitoring for agriculture and on-farm use – from leading brands including:
- Amiad Water Systems
- Gallagher Australia
- Holman Industries
- Hunter Industries
- HR Products
- Nelson Australia
- Rodney Industries
- White Industries
If you're thinking about how irrigation monitoring might fit into your next water management project, make Irrigear the place to find the best advice, know-how and product availability in Australia.
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