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Welcome to More Profit Per Drop

Welcome to our site which has the latest irrigation information and activities for broadacre irrigators in Queensland.  It is provided by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries – Broadacre Farming Systems team who undertake projects to benefit the broadacre irrigation sector.  This site is possible through the support of the Healthy HeadWaters Water Use Efficiency project (funded through the Australian Government’s Water for the Future Program).

Round 3 QMDBREDP Grant Funding Open until 30 September 2016

The third and final round of financial assistance for broadacre irrigators located in the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin under the Regional Economic Diversification Program (QMDBREDP) is now open.  Through this program $1 million in grant funding has been made available for eligible irrigators to improve their measurement and management of water assets.

Eligible irrigators have until 30 September 2016 to apply for up to $10 000 to assist them adopt new water use efficiency technologies.

Irrigators can download the QMDB REDP Round 3 Grant Guidelines and Expression of Interest form and follow the instructions to complete their application. You can also download an example grant deed agreement to read – it is available by clicking on the link – QMDBREDP Example Round 3 Grant Deed.  Irrigators selected for grant funding will be provided with this grant deed for completion.

Queensland Grains Research – 2015 Booklet Now Available

The DAF Regional Research Agronomy Network have recently published the results of their 2015 grains research trials.  You can access an electronic version of this booklet here

Free Pressure Gauges for Overhead Irrigators in QMDB

A limited number of free end pressure gauges are still available for Queensland Murray-Darling Basin (QMDB) irrigators to help them to check the performance of their overhead irrigation systems.  If you would like a free end pressure gauge for your centre pivot or lateral move irrigation systems please complete and submit the form here to register your interest in being sent a free end pressure gauge.  The aim is to encourage irrigators to check their machines’ performance, to ensure that it  is operating within its design specifications and to be aware of any maintenance issues.  The value in using these end-pressure gauges is summarised in the video below.