ning a “quarter-acre” sprinkler trial, which has so far delivered positive results growing healthy yields of nutritious grasses suitable for cattle conditioning.
“I would like to get some support on the investment, considering the State Government has poured $300 million into the Water for Food initiative, and most of that has gone into the Kimberley, where they have paid for complete centrepivot systems,” Mr Dowden said.
“I would have hoped that would mean we would get at least a small amount of support. We have got the money to do it ourselves anyway but the fact is that we’re the crash-test dummies and others are going to piggyback on our learning experience, so it would be nice to get some support.”
Pastoralists, irrigation technical experts, government officials and other interested parties attended the Southern Rangelands NRM Irrigation information day in Mt Magnet last Thursday.