Letter from the editor

The Department has changed! DPIF has been recombined with the Department of Mines and Energy, and we are now the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR). The Department welcomes the appointment of the Hon Ken Vowles, MLA, Minister for Primary Industry and Resources.

There is a topical focus on water in this issue of Top Paddock, ranging from the rain through the irrigation of various crops to the regulation of water supplies.

Many pastoralists in the Top End will have welcomed the rain we have received in recent days. The rain has provided fresh green pick for cattle and hopefully replenished water supplies. More follow up rain is needed to prevent rural Darwin from running out of water this dry season. It would be good to get this rain without it affecting the harvesting and quality of the current mango crop.

Cheers,

Arthur Cameron
Principal Agronomist

Last updated: 23 September 2016