WATER: Smarter Irrigation for Profit projects

The Smarter Irrigation for Profit project aims to improve the profit of 3,000 cotton, dairy, rice and sugar irrigators by $20,000 - $40,000 per annum, with the support of 16 Research and Development partners and 19 farmer irrigation technology
learning sites.

The project consists of three components.
1. Practical, reliable irrigation scheduling technologies
2. Precise, low cost automated control systems for a range of irrigation systems,
3. A network of farmer managed learning sites located in major regions referred to as “optimised irrigation” farms.

The project is a partnership between the major irrigation industries of cotton, dairy, rice and sugar, led by the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) in conjunction with Dairy Australia, the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), Sugar Research Australia and research partners including; CSIRO, NSW DPI, USQ, TIA, SARDI, DEDTJR Victoria and other industry organisations.

This fact sheet outlines all the Smarter Irrigation for Profit projects.