Government called on to stand by existing irrigation contractsDecisions over irrigation have yet to be taken by the new Government. The Government has a legal and moral duty to deliver on any irrigation contracts that have been signed, Opposition MPs have said. The Government has pledged to honour the commitments that have been undertaken by Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (CIIL). They should also consider limiting irrigation during high winds or extreme daytime temperatures, to make every drop count. Other measures farmers could take included:* Checking pressure and sprinklers;* Regularly reviewing soil moisture levels and crop requirements;* Using the most efficient irrigation systems;* Investing in good soil moisture monitoring technology.
Source: Stuff December 07, 2017 04:41 UTC