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Irrigation best management practices for white clover seed production
Summary Best management practices for irrigation scheduling for the white clover seed industry are critical to achieving 1) maximize white clover seed yields, 2) improve returns from the available irrigation resource, 3) increase the adoption, 4) ensure the sustainability of the groundwater resources, and 5) maximize and maintain economic returns from white clover seed production.

This project will provide an increased understanding of soil moisture monitoring, including understanding product choice, installation processes, data interpretation and irrigation application to maximize yield and $/ML return. In addition, the research aims to increase the understanding of the impacts of irrigation on soil properties and crop production and identify areas of attainable improvement.
Program Pasture Seeds
Research organisation MacKillop Farm Management Group
Objective summary Develop best management practices for irrigation scheduling for white clover seed production.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Saturday, July 01, 2006
Project completion date Thursday, July 08, 2010
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries
Rural priority Adoption of R&D
RIRDC goal PSE-Production and processing efficiency and improved sustainability
Principal researcher James De Barro
Research manager Michael Beer
Admin contact Tania De Barro