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Key – Those standards which have greater significance (all other standards are normal)

Recommendation – Those which do not affect certification

New – A completely new standard which the member must now adhere to

Revised – A standard that has changed and requires the member to take some different or additional action to before

Upgraded – The standard has been upgraded to a Key standard or from a Recommendation to a full standard

Appendix – Referenced in ‘How you will be measured’. Indicates that additional information is provided in the Appendices, which are available at the end of each section.

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Aim:

IRRIGATION

CR.IG.2

Standards

Untreated sewage water must not be used.

How you will be measured

CR.IG.2.a

No evidence that untreated sewage water (defined as water contaminated with human and/or municipal waste) has been used on crop production sites.

CR.IG.3

Standards

Where irrigating a Water Management Plan must be produced and used to identify opportunities for water use efficiency and reducing waste. (Upgraded)

Water Management Plan

CR.IG.4

Standards

Crop irrigation must be based on an identified need. (Revised)

How you will be measured

CR.IG.4.a

Irrigation need is identified through reference to suitable data sources – e.g.:- moisture measurement - crop walking records- weather station data

Record of irrigation need

CR.IG.5

Standards

Records must be kept of irrigation water usage. (Revised)

How you will be measured

CR.IG.5.a

Records include:- water source- volume- timing

Irrigation records

CR.IG.6

Standards

Licenses are in place where required for water used on farm.

How you will be measured

CR.IG.6.a

A valid licence or permit is in place for use of any ground water or surface water used for irrigation.

CR.IG.6.b

Any licensing conditions (e.g. permitted volume or timing of abstraction) are complied with.

Abstraction Licence