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Irrigator Operator and Manager Training – Carterton

November 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

IrrigationNZ has developed a one day training course, and resources for irrigation managers and operators of irrigation systems aimed at improving their knowledge and application of irrigation on their properties.

This course is delivered in partnership with Greater Wellington Regional Council, Water Wairarapa and Wairarapa Water Users, which enables the course to be offered at a subsidised rate of $150 per person (lunch included).  The day is a mix of classroom learning and in the paddock practical application.

Module One: Irrigation Regulation. What you need to know and how it affects your business.

Module two: Irrigation Scheduling. Building on your knowledge of soils, water and climate, how to schedule water application and the tools available to help are explained and demonstrated.

Module three: Operation and Maintenance. The safety and efficiency of your irrigator and your staff depends on regular maintenance and correct procedures being followed. Developing procedures within Farm Plans is explained. After an ‘irrigator walk’, we begin building an operations manual specific to your property.

Module four: Irrigator Performance Assessment. Data collected during the ‘irrigator walk’ is analysed using tools developed to check the performance of irrigators. This is a practical application that you can directly use on your farm.

Irrigation manager training enables correct and sustainable management, operation and use of the key input into your business.

Registration: 
To register email Geoff Copps, wairarapawaterusers@gmail.com. Note this event is for farmers/growers in the Wellington/ Wairarapa region.

For enquiries please contact:
Greg Ordish, Water Wairarapa, greg.ordish@gw.govt.nz, 021 667 609
Simon Campbell, Wairarapa Water Users, 027 249 6360 or
Stephen Thawley, GWRC, stephen.thawley@gw.govt.nz, 021 567 383.

Details

Date:
November 21
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue

Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre, East Taratahi, Carterton

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