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'Rosemount', Rob and Jo Bradley's dairy farm

765 Green Rises Rd

Cressy

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This is an opportunity to hear first-hand the experience of Tasmanian farmers in their use of smarter irrigation technologies. Rob Bradley will talk about the application of Variable Rate Irrigation on his dairy farm near Cressy. Researchers from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) will be present, including James Hills who has overseen the 'smarter irrigation for profit' trials in Tasmania.

This is a free event, including BBQ lunch. If you're attending, please register with the green button.

Please access the site from the main entrance past the dairy, off Green Rises Rd.

THE PROGRAM

10:00am Arrive at Rob Bradleys dairy farm. Parking near the dairy/calf shed.

10:15 am Welcome to the group and instructions

10:30 – 12:30am Split into 4 groups, 30 min each (20 minutes talking plus 5 minutes questions and 5 minutes to get between groups)

1. Rob Bradley – Learnings from the Smarter Irrigation project: a farmer's perspective (at the pivot centre – facilitated by Lesley Irvine)

2. James Hills and Mark Freeman – Getting the best from your pivot: applying water at the right time, in the right amount and at the right place (powerpoint in the calf shed)

3. Bill Cotching – Soils: bucket or sponge? Understanding soils and their constraints (Infiltration, runoff etc) when irrigating (at the soil pit in paddock 13)

4. Joe Foley and David McLaren – Making smarter decisions: technology for monitoring, measuring and automation (paddock 1 near the soil moisture sensing site)

12:30 - 1:30pm BBQ lunch – Outside farm manager’s place

1:30 – 2:00pm Rob Bradley and Bill Cotching - Drainage for irrigated crops and pastures (at Turnip pivot)

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765 Green Rises Rd

Cressy

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