| The NCEA has developed five comprehensive irrigation modules which are delivered as TopUP workshops aimed at extension staff, researchers and consultants. In addition NCEA staff provide technical support and mentoring to industry officers aimed at improving their capacity in delivering irrigation advice and supporting their industries. Courses cover:|
• Irrigation Fundamentals
• Irrigation Production and Salinity
• Surface Irrigation Optimization
• Centre Pivots and Lateral Moves
• Travelling Gun Irrigators.
The NCEA generally provides master class (train the trainer) training to extension officers and industry development officers. Classes typically run over 2 days with a market linked charge per delegate, discounted for multiple delegates. Group delivery packages are also arranged on request.
Surface Irrigation Optimisation
Surface Irrigation Hydrology, Soil Infiltration Parameters, SIRMOD Operation, Identifying Improved Irrigation Practices, Field Measurement Issues
Irrigation Production and Salinity
Introduction to Salinity Issues in Irrigation, Effective Irrigation Systems, Soil-water and Irrigation Scheduling, Salinity and Sodicity, Distribution of Salts in the Root Zone
Introduction to Irrigation Management, Performance Measures, Soil-water Processes, Introduction to Hydraulics, Farm and Infield Performance Assessment, Characteristics of Irrigation Systems, Irrigation Scheduling.
Centre Pivots/Laveral Move
General Characteristics, Planning Considerations, System Performance, Design Considerations, Sprinkler Packages, Practical Issues
Craig Baillie Ph: +61-7-4631-1989 Mobile: 0428 750 060