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TIA Irrigation Program | July News

Welcome to the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture’s Irrigation Program July newsletter. This edition highlights some of the latest research findings and upcoming training opportunities.

We hope you enjoy this edition. Please let us know if there are any specific topics or questions you would like to have answered in future editions by emailing: phoebe.bobbi@utas.edu.au

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The Green Drought

New research from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) has revealed that ‘the green drought’ can cause pasture growth rates to decrease by 50 per cent during contrasting seasons, despite irrigation water being applied. Read more.

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Water for Profit Program having impact

Through the Water for Profit Program, we are helping farmers gain the skills and information they need to maximise their investment in irrigation. Watch this video with one of our farmers, Piers Dumaresq, Mount Ireh Estate

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Irrigated Pasture Session | Red Meat Updates 2017

TIA's Dr James Hills joins a stellar line-up at this year's Red Meat Updates. Dr Hills will be presenting as part of the Irrigated Pasture Session on Water Use Efficiency and Irrigation Management of Tasmanian Forage Options.

Red Meat Updates is a full day conference event for anyone involved in the Tasmanian red meat industry - producers, processors, advisers, livestock agents, industry organisations, product suppliers and researchers.

When: Friday 28 July, 2017
Time: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Location: The Tramsheds, Launceston
More Info and to register: redmeatupdates.com

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TIA National Science Week webinars

TIA will be holding two lunchtime webinar and Q&A events about the future of agriculture as part of National Science Week (12-20 August 2017).

A case study of soils and water
Dr Bill Cotching
12.00pm, 15 August 2017

The science of pasture management
Dr Beth Penrose
​12:00pm, 17 August 2017 

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Centre Pivot/Lateral Move Tasmanian Training Course

Irrigation Australia are running a two day training course on Centre Pivots and Lateral Moves (CPLM) in Tasmania this September.

CPLM have the potential to offer greater control and flexibility of irrigation management. Growers are seeing the many possible advantages for their businesses including potential yield improvements, reduced labour, more control of soil moisture as well as possible fertigation potential.

When: 5 & 6 September, 2017
Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Cost: AU $1,210
Location: 159 Wellington Street, LONGFORD TAS

Find out more and register now.

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