Irrigation best management practices for white clover seed production

MacKillop Farm Management Group

  • Project code: PRJ-000776

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Saturday, July 1, 2006

  • Project completion date: Thursday, July 8, 2010

  • National Priority: PSE-Supporting production systems and agronomic advancements


Best management practices for irrigation scheduling for the white clover seed industry are critical to achieving 1) maximize white clover seed yields, 2) improve returns from the available irrigation resource, 3) increase the adoption, 4) ensure the sustainability of the groundwater resources, and 5) maximize and maintain economic returns from white clover seed production.

This project will provide an increased understanding of soil moisture monitoring, including understanding product choice, installation processes, data interpretation and irrigation application to maximize yield and $/ML return. In addition, the research aims to increase the understanding of the impacts of irrigation on soil properties and crop production and identify areas of attainable improvement.


Pasture Seeds

Research Organisation

MacKillop Farm Management Group

Objective Summary

Develop best management practices for irrigation scheduling for white clover seed production.