Water for Profit Program

The $1.5 million Water for Profit program will ensure farmers are equipped with the right skills and information to increase profits and sustainability from their investment in irrigation.

The program delivers research, development and extension services directly to farmers providing more opportunity for access to the latest research, developments and knowledge. It also aims to better align research, development and extension activities with the needs of farmers.

Water for Profit is a four-year program consisting of four projects:

  • Farmer groups for peer-to-peer learning networks
  • Irrigation and cropping decision support tools
  • Soil management practices under irrigation
  • Soil mapping information to assist with land-use planning and investment decision making

The program will work with farmers in key areas to benefit regional communities where there is new or increased access to irrigation.

Water for Profit will provide farmers access to the new technologies and online tools relevant to their properties being developed through the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, detailed land management information through Tasmanian Irrigation's farm water access plans, and digital soil mapping from DPIPWE.

Farmers will lead and set the priorities for future irrigation research and development, in collaboration with program partners, through support provided by the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA), industry groups and agricultural consultants.

 

Find out more about Water for Profit

For more information download the Water for Profit brochure below or see the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture website.

  Water for Profit Brochure   (6Mb)

Contact

Leader Research, Development and Extension, AgriGrowth Tasmania
Robin Thompson
PO Box 46
Kings Meadows TAS 7249
Phone: (03) 6777 2157
Mobile: 0408 129 371
Email: robin.thompson@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Website: http://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/agriculture/agrigrowth-tasmania

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