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Title: National Program for Sustainable Irrigation (NPSI) project (Contingency)
Authors: Chapman, Murray
Keywords: Knowledge, Informationa dn knowledge sharing
extension and adoption of research
validity of research
relevance to growing regions
future water restrictions
economic return per unit
irrigation scheduling
irrigation strategies
water quality
natural resource management
Issue Date: 30-Jun-2006
Publisher: University of Queensland
Series/Report no.: ;LWA2C
Abstract: Knowledge is fundamental to improving the competitiveness, responsiveness and levels of innovation that we see in industries. This research project completed interviews with 90 growers of cotton and grains, consultants, extension workers, government researcher officers, and irrigation equipment suppliers to determine how information and knowledge about water management and water use efficiency is being used and managed in irrigated cotton and grains. Four key issues affecting water management were identified as having major impacts on water management. Information, knowledge and knowledge sharing. All groups believed that the industry was responsive to change, willing to continually learn, and that growers, consultants and extension officers were very willing to share information and knowledge. There was considerable information that was available to growers and consultants. A major concern, however, among growers and consultants, was the need for the information to have been tested and applied to determine its relevance and applicability to specific regions.
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