Energy Savers
Emerald

Emerald Cotton

Proposed
37
Proposed Energy Savings
Industry
Cotton
Location
Central Queensland
Irrigation
Flood
Pumps
Centrifugal
Solution
Pump replacement and piping upgrade

Farm profile

The farm cultivates cotton over a 560 hectare site north-east of Emerald in Central Queensland. Flood irrigation is used, with water being supplied via a common irrigation channel network. Irrigation occurs year-round with 10 irrigation cycles per year, each running continuously for 2.5 or 5 days, depending on the site. The farm uses three pumping stations, two with electric pumps, and the third diesel-powered.

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Farmer Feedback
The farm owner is completing a review of the water storage capacities on the farm in conjunction with the review of pump upgrade requirements. Timing for implementation is yet to be confirmed.