Irrigation New Zealand

Check-It Bucket Test App

The Bucket Test App is available for android and iOS. It can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store.

The App walks you through an annual performance assessment, provides the results instantly to your phone and e-mails a report to you. The App is now available for all irrigation system types except Drip-micro.

If you need a step by step explanation of how this App works, have a look at the 'How to' guide . The guide is designed to give new users an insight into the questions and processes required to successfully complete a bucket test.

Start-up checks & Bucket Test methodologies

It is important that irrigators check their irrigation system(s) at the beginning of each irrigation season. Start-up checks must be performed before undertaking a Bucket Test. Click here to access the Start-up checks. The Bucket Test methodologies for all common irrigation systems are provided below -

Centre Pivot


Sprayline (pods, long lateral, solid set)

Travelling Irrigators (boom, gun, rotorainer)


Water Supply


IRRIG8Lite IRRIG8lite is a stand-alone tool that can be used to assess the depth and uniformity of irrigation applications. It also contains simple energy assessments for pump and mainline efficiency.

Download IRRIG8Lite.setup


Wednesday 29 August

09:00 am - 17:00 pm

One day Irrigation Fundamentals Training - Lincoln

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Thursday 30 August

09:00 am - 17:00 pm

One day Irrigation Fundamentals Training

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Thursday 6 September

10:00 am - 16:30 pm

Irrigation Operator and Manager Training Day, Ashburton on Thursday 8th March.

Venue: Ashburton Trust Event Centre

Tiime: 10am-4pm

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