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Water use on farms workshops

News release
02 March 2020

CANCELLED - Kimba and Wanilla Workshops due to the risk posed by COVID-19.

The latest technologies and products available to capture, store and move water around properties will be showcased at Water Use on Farms Workshops in March 2020 for farmers and primary producers on Eyre Peninsula.

Regenerative Agriculture Project Officer Mary Crawford said the workshops will focus on improving water use and infrastructure on-farm, with an afternoon water security planning session.

“Every drop of water counts when it comes to farm water security, particularly with below average rainfall over the past two years,” Ms. Crawford said.

“We have a great line up of key speakers, including well-known local water experts Warren and Marc Dickie from Lincoln Rural, Brad Lynch from Lynch Technologies, and Shane Diener from Solar Water Pumps Australia.

Topics covered will include water security, moving water, new products and technologies available for water systems such as the latest monitoring systems, and information regarding the On Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme.”

The timing of the workshops coincides with the State Government’s announcement that it has increased the rebate from 25 per cent to 50 per cent for projects undertaken since 1 July 2019. PIRSA staff will be available to answer questions on the scheme. Farmers can also claim accelerated depreciation with 100% write-off on vital infrastructure such as water facilities and fencing.

“Farmers are also welcome to bring along labelled water samples from dams, soaks or springs for salinity testing on the day," Ms. Crawford added.

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula is hosting workshops at various locations across the Eyre Peninsula, including Ceduna March 17, Elliston March 18, Kimba March 19 and Wanilla March 20 2020 to help land managers plan sustainable water use for their farming enterprise.

Registrations are required by Friday March 6 2020, to register please visit www.eventbrite.com.au.

The cost for the workshop is $50.00, this includes a laminated aerial map of one property, morning tea and lunch.

Landholders are required to provide their CT number from their council rates when registering to obtain an aerial map.

For further information please contact Mary Crawford 0407 187 878 or Holly Whittenbury 0417 404 129 or visit www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ep

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DEW.NREPadmin@sa.gov.au