Video Vegetables Victoria: irrigation

TLF ID M017616

This video of nearly 5 minutes includes interviews with vegetable growers who have been in the industry for a long time, talking about the development of irrigation systems in vegetable growing. They describe irrigation systems made up of galvanised pipes, hoses and sprinklers fed by mains water; how they had to move them all by hand; and the progression to the systems of today that are mechanised and computer controlled.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource may be of some value for year 7 students of science, considering how technology has transformed agriculture and, in particular, vegetable growing. The farmers interviewed provide a snapshot of irrigation practices in the past and describe their motivations for moving to more technologically advanced farming practices. The resource describes the context for technological innovation in simple language.
Year level


Topics Irrigation
Learning area
  • Science

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Vegetables Victoria
  • Organization: Vegetables Victoria
  • URL:
  • Publisher
  • Name: Vegetables Victoria
  • Organization: Vegetables Victoria
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL:
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Unknown
Learning Resource Type
  • Video
  • Copyright Vegetables Victoria 2014. This material may be used in accordance with the Standard YouTube License at