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Irripod

What is Irripod ?

  Irripod Plus is a flexible, cost effective pipeline sprinkler irrigation system for pasture and forage crops.Designed to operate at low pressure Irripod Plus distributes water on a slow absorption rate over a 12-24-hour period. This allows for effective absorption into the soil whilst eliminating pooling and run off. The system only requires movement once per 12-24 hour period.

Irripod Plus is a component system that is simple to install and manage. The system utilises protective Pod Skid covers over sprinklers that are attached to an irrigation pipeline. Irripod Plus can be configured to suit individual requirements dependant on application rates, the distance to be irrigated and the rotation intervals appropriate for the situation. Each Irripod irrigation line can be customised to suit varying paddock sizes and shapes while also accommodating existing obstructions.

Irripod irrigation lines are strong, lightweight and flexible, easily moved while the system is operating by attaching the lines to an ATV or farm vehicle.

The flexibility of Irripod Plus means the system can be configured for many different end uses in addition to traditional pasture and forage crop irrigation; these include orchards, golf courses, sports fields, race tracks, dust suppression in developing housing sub-divisions and bush fire protection.

Benefits of Irripod

The reasons for irrigation are wide and varied and differ for each situation. For example irrigation;

  • Provides greater certainty with production than is possible with dryland farming.
  • Provides options for diversification or intensification.
  • Allows farmers to grow more pasture and increase
    livestock production.
  • Allows farmers to maintain pasture quality over a critical
    dry period.
  • Ensures crops are not affected by moisture stress at critical growing times.
  • Provides greater opportunity to gain a pasture / crop response to fertiliser application.

Although irrigation has many benefits, whether to irrigate or not is generally an economic decision. For irrigation to be sustainable, the benefits must increase income sufficiently to cover the costs of development and provide an acceptable return on investment.