Irrigation New Zealand

Preparing a clear and accurate design brief (specification) is essential if irrigators are to get the irrigation system they require for meeting both production (quality and yield) and environmental (seasonal allocation, water use efficiency and nutrient loss) targets. Irrigators also require an understanding of irrigation system performance indicators, this allows an informed purchasing decision based on the ability of the design to meet their design brief (specification).The Irrigation Decision Support package has been developed by INZ to help –

  • Irrigators gather the right information to prepare a design brief (specification)
  • Irrigators better understand irrigation system performance indicators when comparing design quotes
  • Irrigation designers develop a design brief (specification) based on irrigator supplied information
  • Irrigation designers prepare a quotation using standardised irrigation system performance indicators

The package includes –

Take time to read and understand each clause in the contract. DO NOT sign, unless you have read the checklist and answered yes to all the questions. We also recommend you take independent legal advice.

It is recommended that the contract should only be undertaken by Contractors who have an understanding of the INZ –

NEWS

Free irrigation workshop for Bay of Plenty farmers

18th January 2018

Bay of Plenty dairy farmers have the opportunity to join a free workshop showing them how to optimise their irrigation use. The workshop will be run by IrrigationNZ and will cover how to assess how well irrigation systems are performing…… Read more

Irrigation Workshops – Marlborough and Tasman

7th December 2017

With challenging dry conditions continuing across the Upper South Island, Marlborough and Tasman irrigators will have the opportunity to find out how to be more efficient in their water use at upcoming workshops hosted by IrrigationNZ. “Understanding how to monitor….. Read more

Advice for irrigators over a long, dry summer

7th December 2017

With much of New Zealand experiencing exceptionally dry conditions, IrrigationNZ has some advice for irrigators on how to make the most efficient use of water over summer. According to NIWA, several areas in the South and North Island came close….. Read more

Irrigation a boost for communities

4th December 2017

IrrigationNZ supports Minister of Regional Development Shane Jones’s announcement that regional economic development funding could support some water irrigation projects. “Water infrastructure plays a vital role in creating resilient rural communities,” says IrrigationNZ Chief Executive Andrew Curtis.  “Several New Zealand….. Read more

IrrigationNZ back to help improve irrigation management

23rd November 2017

IrrigationNZ will be back on farms this summer testing irrigation systems and helping farmers improve the efficiency of their irrigation. Last summer, IrrigationNZ in partnership with Environment Canterbury, developed a new testing programme which saw 131 Ashburton farms have their….. Read more

EVENTS

Irrigation Efficiency Summer Programme

November 7, 2017 - February 28, 2018

                                 Is your irrigation equipment operating as it should? What improvements could be made? These are questions that can be technically challenging and costly. To help irrigating farmers navigate to Good Management….. Read more

Irrigation Workshop – Motueka

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Proudly supported by our training partners              Join us for a 3 hour workshop on Irrigation Scheduling Building on your knowledge of soils, water and climate, how to schedule water application and the tools available to….. Read more

Irrigation Accreditation

Smart Irrigation