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Australia is the driest continent on earth and a lack of rainfall is the key input limiting production in many agricultural areas. Irrigation offers a solution to this problem and allows producers to lift their productivity dramatically; however, planning and implementing an effective irrigation solution is not without its challenges.

Darling Irrigation can help you identify, design and install the best centre pivot or lateral move irrigation solution for your particular situation and also provide the peace of mind that comes with reliable after sales service.

Irrigation solutions to suit all requirements

Every production system is different and influenced by a unique set of variables – land size, water allocation, production objective and budget to name a few. Identifying which irrigation solution is best suited to a particular situation requires a comprehensive understanding of the full range of options available to the irrigation industry and the know-how to apply and tailor these to meet a specific need. 

Darling Irrigation provides advanced irrigation services and products including centre pivot irrigators and  lateral move irrigators. With more than 10 years experience in delivering irrigation solutions to meet specific requirements throughout the eastern states,  Darling Irrigation is well positioned to meet your irrigation needs.

Maximising your infrastructure investment

When you engage Darling Irrigation to assist with your irrigation project, you are engaging a highly qualified and capable team that will follow a proven process to ensure that your expectations and requirements are met. This process involves a system design phase followed by an installation phase that will help maximise your infrastructure investment.

Irrigation system design

The diverse range of water delivery methods and irrigation systems available to irrigators means that it is often difficult for a business to select the 'right' system. Consideration must be given to elements such as:

  • Business objectives and enterprise mix
  • Area of land to be irrigated
  • Water quality, pressure, flow rate and volume
  • Budget

Darling Irrigation will work with you to determine which irrigation system provides the most efficient and cost effective solution to your  needs, including:

  • Centre pivots
  • Lateral or linear moves
  • Travelling irrigators
  • Solid set sprays or micro sprays

Whether you  have your own pump, or require a new pump to drive your irrigation system, Darling Irrigation can ensure the right pump for your system, watering requirements and bore or river capacity. They can even help with bore testing to determine capacity and pumping efficiency.

When considering cost effectiveness, the power required to pump water must be considered.  Darling Irrigation will assist you to determine the most cost effective power source – electricity, diesel, wind or solar – as well as your likely running cost. Your irrigation system will be brought together in a construction plan prepared for your review. You can be confident in the knowledge that this has been designed to meet industry standards and regulatory requirements by a certified irrigation designer. 

Installation of pivot or lateral irrigation systems

Once your irrigation system has been designed, a team of engineers from Darling Irrigation will install the equipment. Darling Irrigation can handle all aspects of the installation process from trenching and laying data cables through to pipe line and pump installation and construction.

Other aspects of water management that may be included in an integrated irrigation development, such as stock water relocation, can also be managed from planning and design through to completion.

If you require irrigation for broadacre farming, viticulture or horticultural purposes, contact Darling Irrigation for a no obligation consultation.