Energy Savers
Childers

Childers Sugar Cane

Proposed
19
Proposed Energy Savings
Industry
Sugar cane
Location
Childers
Irrigation
Travelling gun and centre pivot
Pumps
Centrifugal
Solution
Replace oversized pumps and install variable speed drives

Farm profile

The farm is a large sugar cane producer located in the Childers area with land holdings comprising 30 farms.

Water is sourced primarily from the SunWater Scheme, with a small amount of water supplied from the four dams located in low-lying areas of the subject properties.

The main crop irrigation period is from September to April where irrigation mostly operates overnight, from 12 to 20 hours a day

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Farmer feedback
The owner has not yet started implementation of the recommendations due to recent activities associated with crop diversification to macadamias. Timing to implement the short-term recommendations is subject to completion of the planting phase of the crop diversification.