Irrigation New Zealand

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‘Improve your irrigation skills’

INZ delivers a 1-day training course aimed at Managers and Operators of irrigation systems. Its focus is to help irrigators achieve Good Practice Irrigation. The day provides a mix of classroom learning and 'in the paddock' practical application. Topics include:


What you need to know and how it affects your business. How do the RMA, Plan Rules and Consents fit together?


Builds on your knowledge of soils, water and climate to help you understand how to schedule irrigation applications and also includes the range of tools available to help.

Operation and maintenance

The safety and efficiency of your irrigator and your staff depends on regular maintenance and correct procedures being followed. How you go about developing procedures specific to your farm?

After an 'irrigator walk' we begin building an operations and maintenance manual specific to your property.

Bucket test

Data collected during the 'irrigator walk' is analysed using tools developed to check the performance of irrigators. This is a practical exercise that you can use on your farm.

Take-home resources and support

A comprehensive set of resources is provided to take home for reference and further learning.

For further information contact our Events Co-ordinator 03 341 2225, DDI: 03 974 1425 or email:

Register for Event


Wednesday 11 April–12 April

10:00 am - 17:00 pm

Join us for a two day Fertigation Master Class

When: 11th and 12th April 2018

Where: Lincoln Event Centre

Cost: $650 +GST

Places are limited so get in early to avoid disappointment.

The outcome of the class is to produce a resource that will provide irrigators with clear information for successful fertigation, including costs and benefits, good management practice knowledge resources and related training opportunities.

It will also enable irrigators and their service industries to inform and achieve any future regulations around fertigation equipment and practice.

The master class will help to unlock the future potential of fertigation in NZ through providing answers to the following questions –

  1. What are the costs and benefits of fertigation?
  2. What are the equipment options for fertigation and to which scenarios are they best applied?
  3. What does ‘good practice’ design, installation and management look like?

The programme involves presentations on each topic followed by discussion and agreement that these are industry accepted standards. There will be a field trip on the afternoon of day 1 as well as a dinner on the Wednesday night. Full programme will be released soon….

The price for the master class is $650 + GST

Notice of withdrawal: 7 days – 50% registration refunded or transferable to another person, 3 days – no refund – transferable to another person

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