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The Strawberry Forest and Fruits of Life

Bacchus Marsh
Sam, Belinda, Sam, Tanya and Josh Dellios

STATE WINNERS: Farm gate to plate category, 2018 Victorian Rural Water Awards

Changing from an infield to vertical growing method for strawberries required more than a new way of thinking for the Dellios family. The changes have increased production, decreased their inputs and waste and caused them to rethink their marketing.

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Wellwood Wallace Walnuts and Walnut Oil

Phil and Patty Farnell

STATE RUNNERS-UP: Groundwater category, 2018 Victorian Rural Water Awards

Phil and Patty Farnell bought Wellwood Wallace Walnuts and Walnut Oil, a certified organic orchard with 2880 walnut trees, 100-plus fruit trees and 30 chestnut trees.  They are using drones and data to identify when to water their trees, supported by off-the-shelf technology. Along with this, they are replacing old irrigation infrastructure with the overall aim to improve irrigation efficiency and return water to the market.

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Ashley and Lisa Mezenburg

Ash and Lisa Mezenberg

STATE RUNNERS UP: Irrigation category, 2018 Victorian Rural Water Awards

The future of irrigation automation in the Macalister Irrigation District (MID) is being enacted on a dairy farm at Denison. Nine Dethridge wheels have been replaced through the rationalisation program; but on this farm, an integrated WISA system means irrigation can be driven from the farm office, on the tractor, in the dairy or at the football.

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Schreurs and Sons

Middle Tarwin
Adam and Christopher Schreurs

STATE WINNERS: Surface water category, 2018 Victorian Rural Water Awards

An irrigation system networked to soil moisture probes and utilising sediment drainage channels, reuse dams and a natural wetland are highlights of a multimillion dollar celery-growing business at Middle Tarwin.

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