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 –
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 –
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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
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
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
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
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
Once Again, Greenpeace Bypasses the Boreal on a New York Jaunt to Harass Book Publishers — Resolute v greenpeace t.co/rDP3wBUoKr
Great editorial by Nicky Hyslop in the latest edition. So many sentiments I agree wholeheartedly with...… t.co/R3j7ZFUIxf