Soil moisture properties and irrigation practices were investigated for a number of soil types carrying sultanas in the Swan Hill district. Rate of loss of soil moisture and efficiency of irrigation as judged by the wetting of soil have been studied.
Impeded penetration of irrigation water through the subsoils of several of the major soil types of the area has been noted as an important factor in the irrigated horticulture of the district.
In this connexion rational use of water and application methods designed to improved soil permeability have been stressed. Recommendations providing a basis for irrigation technique on individual soil types are given.
Irrigation of Sultanas in the Swan Hill District
Journal of Agriculture, Victoria, 1937, vol 35, month 7, pages 348 – 364