TLF ID M020800
This is a unit of work about water management in Australian agriculture. It focuses on the design and role of automated irrigation systems, what they consist of, and the savings in water use and increases in productivity they can deliver. The unit has five main topics: the Murray-Darling Basin; types of watering and irrigation systems; irrigation use in farming; watering system components; water system control and automation technologies; and an assessment element where students design an automated irrigation system for part of the school grounds. The unit’s activities are supported by background information and online support resources for teachers, detailed tasks for students, and links to videos and websites.The unit describes a particular watering system used on a farm in north western Victoria which is illustrated in a video of the same name.