National Program for Sustainable Irrigation

About the National Program for Sustainable Irrigation

The National Program for Sustainable Irrigation (NPSI) invested into research and adoption of sustainable irrigation practices.The program finished in June 2012.

The NPSI program collaborated with government and primary producer bodies and has been responsible for improved irrigation scheduling and application techniques. more about NPSI

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Irrigation Essentials - updated 2012

Research and innovation for Australian irrigators

This report captures the key principles of sustainable irrigation at the farm scale. And is an update including recent research. The NPSI Knowledge Harvest brings together information from across the National Program for Sustainable Irrigation (NPSI) projects, highlighting key findings and promoting wider understanding. Key Harvest themes: Irrigation Overview – facts, figures and key concepts (more)...

  • Publication
  • Report
  • 2012
  • Product code NPSI06121
  • National Program for Sustainable Irrigation
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NPSI - Phase 2 Final Report

The national Program for Sustainable Irrigation was a unique collaboration as it involved governments, irrigators, water providers and researchers from across Australia. It covered every aspect of irrigation from dam management and water delivery, through on-farm management, to sustainable landscape environmental measures. the program has contributed to; major increases in the efficiency and productivity of irrigation water, significant reductions in (more)...

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  • Final Report
  • 2012
  • Product code NPSI1412
  • National Program for Sustainable Irrigation
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Knowledge and activities won’t stop

It is clear from NPSI partners that although the co-ordinated collaborative funding model of NPSI is concluding, projects can have a roll on effect where industry is inspired to test and extend findings.

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Handy fertigation fact sheet

Although the NPSI website has information on fertigation in research report and bulletin forms, a single page fact sheet produced by NSW Primary Industries for a field day in Mildura will serve as a handy checklist of key considerations and where to go for further information.

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Guidelines for Managing Soil Structure in Irrigated Vineyards

Update

Good soil structure is essential for healthy, resilient plants because it allows them to develop extensive, active root systems. This promotes efficient use of water and nutrients, encourages biological activity and cushions plants against drought and other hardship.

The general perception of a soil with good structure is that it is well-drained, easy to penetrate and crumbles readily into aggregates of about 1-10 mm that remain intact when they are wet.

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  • Guides and Manuals
  • 2010
  • Product code NPSI2311
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