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26th September 2017

IrrigationNZ is inviting short abstracts to be submitted on irrigated related topics for its 2018 Conference to be held in Central Otago, New Zealand.

The conference has the theme of unlocking a golden future and IrrigationNZ is seeking to highlight new, innovative and exciting technology and/or good management practice to benefit irrigators and the irrigation industry.

Abstracts have a maximum length of 500 words and can be submitted in the following categories:

  • irrigation related technologies and their application
  • decision support tools and practices for irrigators
  • water management initiatives.

Previous successful applicants have covered topics like getting the right irrigation equipment on your farm, drainage, using science information and software to manage irrigation, and using real time soil moisture monitoring to make irrigation decisions.

IrrigationNZ’s Annual Conference will be held from 17-19 April 2018 in picturesque Alexandra amongst spectacular autumn colours. Successful applicants will be invited to make a short presentation at the event. Abstracts must be submitted by Wednesday 18 October 2017, with presentations due in March 2018.

For more information on submitting an abstract see www.irrigationnz/conference-2018 or contact Chris Couglan by emailing or phoning 03 341 2225.

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