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Water Use Efficiency: A study into Water Use Efficiency in Irrigation

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The general best practice has been to push more water down each furrow for a shorter time, to minimise deep drainage and reduce plant waterlogging... Figure 5: Overhead Spray System over Maize in Spain To put this amount of water in perspective, usually we would expect to apply between 4.5 and 8.5 MGL/ha over an average of 6 irrigation cycles each season using furrow irrigation, depending on rainfall received... The longer I think about my Nuffield experience, the more I understand how the myriad of small changes, systems and techniques that I saw and experienced will shape my thinking and the development of agriculture in Australia in the future...