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 […]

Get set for the Irrigation event of the decade – book your seat

Australia’s biggest irrigation event will provide a unique opportunity to discover the best way to boost productivity in the paddock. The Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition will take place from the 13 to 15 June 2018 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney NSW. The reason the event is so popular is because it […]

Funding for infrastructure upgrades for NSW irrigators

Irrigators in northern New South Wales can now apply for a share of $111 million in funding to upgrade on-farm water infrastructure, with Round 7 of the Sustaining the Basin Irrigated Farm Modernisation programme opening today. Source: AFDJ eNews Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, and NSW Minister for […]

AMAZONE auto nozzle selector a cost saver

European spray manufacturer, AMAZONE, has released an electric control system that automatically selects the best nozzleaccording to operating conditions. Source: AFDJ eNews Depending on the field size, working width and the number of part-width sections used, AMAZONE claims the technology can reduce spray costs by up to 10%. Available for its UX trailed sprayers and the Pantera selfpropelled sprayer, the AmaSelect system […]

Irrigation Australia and Agritech together on show

Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition will take place between 24 – 26 May this year at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Conference program now available. Source: AFDJ eNews This is the only international conference in Australia solely dedicated to advancing and promoting the entire irrigation industry value chain, presenting issues relating to, or impacting on, irrigation […]

Sunfam uses JCB DieselMax for irrigation

Bundaberg irrigation specialist Sunfam was one of the very first dealers in Australia to use a JCB DieselMax in an irrigation application. Source: AFDJ eNews In the 1950s the Loeskow family company was focused on drilling for water in the Bundaberg region. Since the incorporation of Sunfam in 1986, the business has evolved with an […]