Irrigation New Zealand

Event Details

  •  Lawrence Room, Agresearch, Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand
  •  Friday 6 September
  •  09:00 am - 16:00 pm


Industry Training Day

IrrigationNZ is putting on two subsidised industry training days this September. One in the North Island and one in the South Island to ensure as wide of a reach as possible. These days have a focus on the term Good Farming Practice (GFP) and it is intended to give people from roles such as field staff, designers and managers a clear understanding of the technologies available and the irrigation industries role in helping their clients achieve GFP.

8.30 am

Registration Opens

9.00 am

Welcome and H&S

9.15 am

Setting the scene: What is “GFP” and “Big Data”

9.45 am

The Importance of keeping water in the root zone

10.00 am

Morning Tea

10.20 am

Soil Moisture Monitoring- What sensor, where, how many, and installation requirements

12:00 pm


12.45 pm

Big Data: on farm sensors and bringing that information together to make scheduling decisions.

3.00 pm

Afternoon tea

3.20 pm

Importance of system uniformity- good design and maintenance

3.45 pm

Question Time

4.00 pm


Location: North Island: Taupo: Tuesday the 10th September

South Island: Lincoln: Friday 6th September

Cost: $99 per person, normally a training day for industry costs on average $500 per person