On Farm Water Technology
|The availability of on-farm water is a huge issues for producers across the Barossa Valley and surrounding areas. Many producers rely on surface water in the form of dams to provide water for their livestock. Many, particularly in the Eden Valley and Flaxmans Valley do not have access to mains water. With the increasing likelihood of drier years which will result in reduced surface run-off, water security will play a huge role in allowing producers to remain profitable and productive.
As a result of these issues, the Barossa Improved Grazing Group have initiated an On-Farm Water Security Innovations project to investigate the ‘value’ of water security monitoring innovations in rural production.
Often making a choice on what technology to use is difficult for producers, especially when it involves 'connectivity', 'power sources' and 'communication dashboards'. This projects provides an opportuntity for producers to learn independently and from each other about the opportunities and challenges associated with different water saving technologies.
BIGG has received funding through the SA Drought Hub: