Irrigation Efficiency Field Day

06 March 2024
1.30pm 4pm
All regions
433 Puketoi Runs Road, Puketoi
Public Event

Join Maniototo Irrigation Company (MIC) and Otago Regional Council (ORC) at an irrigation efficiency field day on Wednesday, 6 March, 1.30-4pm at 433 Puketoi Runs Road, near Patearoa.

It’s your opportunity to find out how to get the most out of irrigation to:  

  • Improve yields 
  • Reduce environmental impacts 
  • Save money, and  
  • Assist with industry and regulatory compliance. 


Hear from industry expert Andrew Curtis (former Irrigation NZ CEO) and see a practical field assessment (aka ‘bucket test’).  


Schedule for the day: 

  • 1.30pm start: Welcome from MIC and ORC, introductions 
  • Host farmer – Luke Jeffries: current irrigation objectives and systems, pivot, and sub-surface 
  • Andrew Curtis (Primary Insight), covering: 
    • Benefits of being efficient — operational cost savings and production gains 
    • Knowing when to irrigate and how much to apply. 
    • Using soil moisture data to inform decision -making 
    • Variable rate irrigation 
    • Bucket test demonstration 
    • Q&A

  • ORC compliance requirements 
  • MIC’s role 
  • Wrap-up (4pm finish) 

There will be some refreshments and a BBQ for those who wish to stay and have a chat. 

There’s no need to register – just show up on the day. 

See you there! 

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Irrigation Efficiency Field Day 6 March 2024

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