This project was developed to give Australian vegetable growers an understanding of available and emerging irrigation practices and technologies that could improve profitability and encourage the uptake of more efficient water practices.

The project was conducted in two phases. The first was a desktop review and extension planning phase, and the second was the extension of the desktop review findings to the vegetable industry using a combination of farmer workshops, media such as YouTube videos, reports, articles, one-on-one interviews and a conference presentation.

The four outcomes from this project include the identification of themes or adoption gaps which, if addressed, will assist vegetable growers improving their resource management and their profitability. It also heighted grower awareness of current and emerging irrigation technologies and identified specific actions which the industry can undertake to improve its use of irrigation technology.