What is my role as a commercial grower?

By |2019-09-09T09:01:36+00:00September 9th, 2019|

As a commercial irrigator you have different roles when it comes to water management. On-farm, you run a business enterprise, which means that you manage water to improve irrigation efficiency and water productivity. In the same role, you also manage water as a critical resource whose availability and quality are major risks. On-scheme, you have

Why is water measuring and metering important?

By |2019-09-09T08:58:39+00:00September 9th, 2019|

In South Africa, as in the rest of the world, agriculture is the largest user of freshwater resources, surface and groundwater included. For South Africa, agricultural use amounts to about 60% of the total use. Irrigated agriculture is therefore increasingly under pressure to produce more food with less, or the same amount of, water. This

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