Technology to assist Tasmanian farmers use water more efficiently is available for a test run.
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture will be holding a test day for the new irrigation tool at Smithton, Tas, on Tuesday, September 28.
IrriPasture is a web-based tool designed for Australian dairy farmers to help use water more efficiently.
"With that knowledge, and through that process of investigation, we found one of the biggest issues was the simple scheduling of irrigation," Mr Hills said.
"We found that by adjusting scheduling - not necessarily using more irrigation - just adjusting their scheduling, they were able to double their productivity."
The data included rain gauges, soil moisture probes, weather stations and weather forecasts.
Mr Hills said that all helped put together a picture that assists in predicting optimal water use.
For more information and to reserve your spot go to utas.edu.au/tia/events
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