Irrigation Management & Nutrient Balancing

Subtropical Dairy Programme Limited

Type: Excel, Webpage, Calculators
Knowledge level: Intermediate

Farm Table says:

Whilst some of the calculators were produced as early as 2001, they are still relevant to use today.  It'll allow you to calculate some of the essential on-farm irrigation and nutrient balancing metrics that we take for granted with increased use of technology in farming.

This site, produced by DairyBiz, provides a series of links to spreadsheet calculators to help with irrigation management and nutrient balancing.

The calculators include:

  • Dairy Bal: a nutrient and water mass balance model for dairy farmers
  • Cost of Paddock Feed Benchmark Table
  • Handshift Side Roll Uniformity Calculator
  • Centre Pivot Uniformity Calculator
  • Travelling Irrigator Uniformity Calculator
  • Solid Set Uniformity Calculator
  • Pump Efficiency Calculator

By using these calculators, you will increase your understanding of your farm by benchmarking the current performance which can be used to increase efficiencies and become more profitable.

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