PAUL VILLIS

To utilise radio base stations and radio, wireless technology to alert grower to finished sets, reducing run off and water wastage.

Who: Paul Villis

Location: Kalamia

To utilise radio base stations and radio, wireless technology to alert grower to finished sets, reducing run off and water wastage. Paul Villis Completed Trial

Background

Approximately 95% of sugarcane grown in the Burdekin is furrow irrigated.  Irrigation run off is a function of furrow irrigation. At the moment, growers can’t be sure when their sets have finished, therefore, significant water losses may occur. There is no alert system currently available to growers that will alert them to when water has reached the bottom of the paddock.