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Airport lucerne trials could turn commercial

April 4, 2019

A 4-hectare trial irrigation site at the Adelaide Aiport has led to temperature reductions of over 3 degrees celsius on hot days, compared with unirrigated areas. The reduction in air temperature has potential added benefits, including a potential commercial lucerne crop and reduction in airport operating costs.

The site is irrigated using stormwater drawn from a nearby creek catchment during winter and pumped into an underground acquifer as part of the SA Water stormwater harvesting scheme.

Read the full article from The Lead South Australia here.

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