Irrigation New Zealand

It is important that irrigators check their irrigation system(s) at the beginning of each irrigation season. ‘Start-up checks’ and ‘annual performance assessments’ for all common irrigation systems are provided below –

Centre Pivot

Linear

Sprayline (pods, long lateral, solid set)

Travelling Irrigators (boom, gun, rotorainer)

Drip-Micro

Water Supply

Compliance

Check-It Bucket Test App

The Bucket Test App is available for android and iOS. It can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store.

The App walks you through an annual performance assessment, provides the results instantly to your phone and e-mails a report to you.

If you need a step by step explanation of how this App works, have a look at this ‘How to’ guide. It was developed to help new users navigate the Bucket Test App. It is designed to give a new user insight into the questions and processes that the app requires to complete a bucket test successfully.

ECan Summer Student Report 

This report was compiled from the data gathered from the 2016/17 joint programme between ECan, IrrigationNZ, and other industry partners to investigate and measure on farm irrigation system performance and the management strategies, technologies, and barriers facing irrigators: INZ-ECan Student Report

IRRIG8Lite
IRRIG8lite is a stand-alone tool that can be used to assess the depth and uniformity of irrigation applications. It also contains simple energy assessments for pump and mainline efficiency.

Download IRRIG8Lite.setup

The following ‘guide to water management during the irrigation season’ provides some simple tips for you to manage your irrigation efficiently.

NEWS

June 2017 E-newsletter

9th June 2017

Have a read at the e-newsletter we’ve just sent out.

May 2017 E-newsletter

26th May 2017

Have a read at the e-newsletter that we’ve just sent out: click here.

IrrigationNZ welcomes new government funding for irrigation

18th May 2017

Today’s announcement of an additional $90 million funding for irrigation is great news for New Zealand communities, says IrrigationNZ CEO, Andrew Curtis. “Sustainable irrigated agriculture is New Zealand’s future. It underpins many of the provincial economies on the east coast….. Read more

‘Our fresh water 2017’ highlights the need for collective action

27th April 2017

The release of ‘Our fresh water 2017’ is a call to action for all New Zealanders, says IrrigationNZ CEO, Andrew Curtis. The report measures fresh water quality, quantity and flows, biodiversity and cultural health. “This report highlights the impact we….. Read more

Testing Irrigation Efficiency – what’s really going on on-farm

12th April 2017

IrrigationNZ has spent the summer gathering data on farms around Canterbury to get a better, more accurate understanding of irrigation efficiency. The results, say INZ Project Manager, Steve Breneger, will provide a benchmark for progress. “We’ve been on-farm for the….. Read more

EVENTS

Irrigation Fundamentals

August 8 @ 8:30 am - August 9 @ 5:00 pm

Irrigation fundamentals is a 2 day course targeting new entrants to the industry and frontline staff of businesses and organisations that provide services to the irrigation industry. The aim of the 2 days is to give people a comprehensive overview of the….. Read more

New Zealand Certificate in Irrigation System Performance Assessment

September 18 @ 8:30 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm

Gain the skills and knowledge to carry out assessments of irrigation systems in order to determine how efficiently they are operating. This Level 4 NZQA certificate runs for 7 months and requires some previous knowledge and experience in irrigation. You….. Read more

Irrigation Accreditation

Smart Irrigation