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Published on Oct 5, 2011
As new technology improves the way dairy farmers irrigate, the demand on water resources nationally and regionally also continues to grow, making water efficient practices more relevant than ever. Dairy farmer David Croft has found a way to make his irrigation water go further, while helping clean up the Pahau River, a major tributary of the Hurunui River. All the irrigation water that runs off the border dykes is collected in a storage pond and re-used by an efficient centre pivot irrigator that covers an additional 80ha.