These guidelines aim to assist landowners and those advising them to make sound farm irrigation infrastructure investment decisions. The guidelines focus on the irrigated dairy industry in northern Victoria. However, much of the information is also relevant to other irrigation industries and locations.
The information in these guidelines is provided in the form of answers to frequently asked questions. These questions aim to address common issues that often may not be considered as part of the investment decision.
The guidelines do not replace the need to develop a whole farm plan and get specialist input from irrigation designers. Rather, they will make the user aware of key issues to discuss during the design stage. Much of the information is derived from other sources. Where possible these sources are identified and linkages provided. The information was last updated in January 2007.
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