Join Date: May 2007
Location: Gawler, South Australia
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Re: flood irrigation on soybeans
Our longest rows are 900 meters long, our soil is brilliant self mulching. Yeah our soil do crack open, we find though it doesnt loose its structure and it has a high water holding capacity... we like to stress all our crops a bit to put on the flowers then we irrigate. It may get stressed again on the second irrigation again to put on flowers or we irrigated a bit early so we dont losse flowers. We have underground water we dont like touching just due to the cost off pumping it up.. we are connected to a river 2km away to which we can pump from, even in drought times it still occasionly flows has saved us many times.