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has/does anyone here drip irrigate wheat or canola? I'm looking at getting into some irrigation here at Northampton, Western Australia, with KISSS tape with a fabric coating for very even water distribution. I saw an article with a farmer in SA that did it over 420ha. would love to hear any positives and negatives with it. cheers.
 

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Have you done any back of envelope costings? you would be looking at a substantial investment over $10,000/ha starting from scratch. Generally such an investment is only suitable to high value horticultural and specialty crops. Such an investment/development for broadacre cropping would be highly uneconomical (my opinion)

A couple of questions for you to answer and i can help you

1. what area are you considering?
2. what is the source of irrigation water and volume (L/sec, m3/hr etc...)
 
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