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The Goyder Institute for Water Research’s Sustainable expansion of irrigated agriculture and horticulture in the Northern Adelaide Plains project is nearing completion and is holding a workshop on 19 March 2019 to present the team’s draft findings to a range of potential end-users.
The project will identify where water can be a trigger for the next generation of agricultural and horticultural development and how water supplies in the Northern Adelaide Plains can meet potential demand. The project is led by Professor Jim Cox (PIRSA–SARDI) and involves colleagues from CSIRO, UniSA, Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and PIRSA–SARDI. The project has recently made important advances in four key areas – the team has:
Soil sampling locations and soil groups (focus area for soil sampling is outlined in black).
The project team are now integrating these results to provide practical guidance on the optimal use of the available water sources for long-term irrigation of perennial and annual crops.
Contact project leader Prof Jim Cox for more information about the upcoming workshop or Goyder Institute Director Dr Kane Aldridge.