Using water efficiently and profitably is an important aspect of growing many crops in Western Australia.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is working extensively with producers in a wide range of industries to ensure that scarce water resources are used efficiently for both producers and the environment.


  • Irrigation is the most important input for Irrigated agriculture affecting performance, yield and quality of crops.  Irrigation design determines the delivery operation and power use efficiency and

  • Water movement patterns on the soil surface may not be a good guide to what is happening below the surface and can lead to inefficient irrigation.