For those who want to be among the best irrigators in the region, there are plenty of options right now as preparations begin for the next growing season.
Barb McPherson’s River Murray Training in Berri is now taking enrolments for a Certificate III in Irrigation. The time commitment off-the-job is one day a fortnight over the winter spring period. On-the-job mentoring will be provided through late spring and early autumn as practical skills are evaluated and signed off. Best of all, the training team are all people you will probably know from their time with Rural Solutions at the Loxton Research Centre: Ashley Lipman, Denis Sparrow and Simon Knowles.
The program is on the Skills for All funded training list so the course is heavily subsidised. There will be a strong emphasis on soil, plant, water relationships and on the practical aspects of irrigation including pumps, hydraulics, fertigation and the use of technology.
To enrol or for more information phone 8582 3658 or email