A Collaborative Approach to Irrigation and Nutrient Management
This project will help address the inherent failures in site and crop specific interpretation and subsequent management practices resulting from soil, irrigation water and leaf/petiole testing analysis results (reliance on advice from fertiliser retailers, limited monitoring of soil moisture levels, Evapo-transpiration rates, etc.).
We are working with a group of citrus producers;
- Install soil moisture monitoring equipment and set the data up for access (for both the producers and agronomist) on a shared use on-line platform.
- Fund an industry appropriate agronomist to help interpret the soil, irrigation water and leaf/petiole analysis results and to monitor the data provided by the soil moisture probes to support the producers in the decision making for irrigation and fertigation applications (align with crop phenology).