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Past Projects

The Irrigated Farming Systems team is involved in several research and extension projects. A summary of these is provided below. If you would like more detail on these projects and results please contact the relevant team member.

Water use efficiency of siphon-less irrigation systems

Australian irrigated cotton growers are committed to improving their water use efficiency for economic, environmental, social and political reasons. The Australian cotton industry is predominantly irrigated by furrow irrigation with siphons. Read more

Benchmarking water management in the Australian cotton industry

This project, funded through the Cotton Catchment Communities CRC, collated the existing information on how water is used by the cotton industry and the benefits this has for regional communities and the nation. Read more

Maximising profitability with limited water in cotton farming systems

Efficient water use is vital for sustaining agricultural production during times of limited water supply. This project had two research objectives. Read more