Southern Forest Irrigation Scheme won’t work says former Director General

Kim Taylor is the former Director General of the Department of Water in Western Australia and gives his reasons why he believes the scheme will fail According to Kim Taylor there is not enough water for the proposed scheme and it will also have a huge impact on the Donnelly River. But the current State […]

Australia Indian water centre formed to tackle niggling water challenges

A consortium of research institutions in Australia and India have combine to find solutions for  irrigation issues Ongoing water issues is exactly what has bought nine Australian and 15 Indian research institutions together, including The University of Western Australia, and it includes the launch of a new centre to address critical water security and sanitation […]

LK Diesel offers full complement of engines, pumps and gen sets

LK Diesel provides an equipment design and build service for agricultural and industrial applications LK Diesel has built a strong reputation on its expertise in repairing and overhauling industrial and commercial diesel engines but as an authorised dealer for many leading brands. No two operations are the same and farmers looking to install equipment like […]

CSIRO and Goanna Ag combine to maximise irrigation water use

Dr Rose Brodrick, CSIRO

Irrigation water is a precious resource and ensuring the efficiency of its use is crucial to successful crop production. A partnership between Australia’s national science agency CSIRO and local agricultural technology company Goanna Ag will see sensors and analytics combined to guide the best use of irrigation water. An Australian first, ‘WaterWise’ is a water-use […]

Sustainable irrigation pumping solutions

With optimising water and energy use critical concerns for irrigators, innovations in pumping technology are welcome developments in the sector. Increasing adoption is also bringing prices down, allowing more operations to access technologies like variable frequency drives (VFDs) and solar pumps. Franklin Electric is one of the leading suppliers in this area and its DrivE-Tech […]

Power Equipment Yanmar irrigation packs and John Deere industrial engines

This year, Power Equipment celebrates their 30th Anniversary of supplying engines, generators and irrigation solutions to Australian industry and agricultural sectors. Over this period the range has evolved in line with technology and industry demands to comprise a line-up of over 100 models specifically for industry demands. Yanmar irrigation packs are just such an example […]

Franklin Electric reduces irrigation costs with solar pumps

Irrigated agriculture is big business in Australia, it produces more than 20% of the total value of Australian agricultural production. Traditionally, irrigation pumps are powered by diesel or electrical energy supplied from the grid. However, with the cost of solar panels decreasing and solar rebates available to offset costs, solar pumps have now become a […]

KY General Engineering irrigation pumps built locally

KY General Engineering provides a self-priming centrifugal pump that is ideal for any agricultural application including irrigation and effluent removal or dewatering applications. These include engine driven and PTO drive pumps. And a unique aspect to KY Irrigation Pumps is that they are self-priming and don’t need inline foot valves. Ky irrigation pumps can easily […]