Recent Advances In Border-Check Bay Design

GRDC - Mike Morris, Amjed Hussain and Faith Githui (Agriculture Victoria Research, Tatura)

Type: Research Paper
Knowledge level: Advanced

Farm Table says:

The authors of this paper note in the conclusion: “Shallow surface drains that cut into the surface of border-check bays can substantially improve irrigation efficiency and uniformity, if surface runoff is efficiently reused. The modified bay surface enables the effective implementation of precise scheduling of automated irrigations and can allow relaxation of current conventional border-check bay design guidelines relating to bay dimensions and slope”.   Please access the full paper via the link below if this research interests you.

The take home messages from this GRDC funded research are below. Please access the full paper via the link below for methodology, references, acknowledgements and discussion.

Take home messages from the paper include:

  • Surface drainage from conventional border-check bays on low infiltration soils is slow and causes non-uniform irrigations.
  • Installing shallow surface drains on bay surfaces provides rapid surface drainage and more uniform irrigations better suited to precise irrigation scheduling.
  • Modified bays require high standard surface drainage and reuse systems.

2018 - Australia - GRDC - Mike Morris, Amjed Hussain and Faith Githui (Agriculture Victoria Research, Tatura)
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