Less downtime, faster turnaround times, lower operating costs, and reduced labour are targets any hard working farmer in Western Australia would naturally want to hit. Owing to these prerequisites, choosing the right strategies along with the right products that complement them is imperative.
Meet Noel Mills, a broadacre farmer from Wenballa Farms in Pithara and Dalwallinu.
Growing about 40 to 50 percent cereal, 30 percent barley with the rest being canola in a family-owned farm, it’s important to develop waterwise decisions that generations of Mills can benefit – and learn – from.
It All Boils Down to Wise Decisions
It’s granted that Australian farming is rife with challenges. Find out what resolutions Noel from Wenballa incorporated into his business and passion to ensure success.
1. Thinking Big and Thinking Ahead with Poly Water Tanks
First, Noel incorporated innovative poly tanks with bigger literage around their family farm knowing full well that access to scheme water for crop management is an occurring problem.
Noel can have his tanks slowly fill with water during the night or any time during the day for that matter.
Wise choice, indeed.
2. Placing Water Tanks in Strategic Locations
It’s not enough to simply have water tanks, every farmer also needs to have the right game plan. To reduce downtimes, Noel has water tanks placed in key locations around his property to make loading up his sprayers quick.
Placing water tanks in deliberate locations also benefits Noel any time of the year when carting water becomes necessary.
3. Beginning with the End in Mind
When it comes to water-efficiency, Noel hit the nail on the head.
The end goal is for maximised yields. That needs water. It therefore makes sense to have innovative storage solutions on your side. Solutions that work to protect and ensure quality water allowing you to have water exactly when you need it where you need it.
4. Coerco Water Tanks: Part of the Strategy
Asked whether he would recommend Coerco water tanks, Noel had this to say: