Welcome to IrrigWeb

Welcome to IrrigWeb, a sugarcane irrigation scheduling tool for the sugar industry.

The primary aim of IrrigWeb is to provide irrigators with current and local advice on sugarcane crop water use and development. The tool combines crop water use estimates with user-defined irrigation system constraints and crop cycle inputs to schedule future irrigation events.

Developed by SQR Software, IrrigWeb uses a sugarcane crop model, CANEGRO, to calculate sugarcane crop water use and yield outputs.

Data Inputs

Meteorological inputs are obtained daily either from a 3rd Party source such as the Queensland Government’s SILO application, or directly from local Automatic Weather Stations. Users select the closest meteorological site as the source of weather data inputs for the model.

Users can define multiple fields to either represent actual blocks on the farm, or generic fields to represent a range of cropping cycles throughout the season.

Fields are assigned irrigation system rules which define both the system application constraints and a set of scheduling management rules.

Fields are assigned a soil type from a list of well documented soil profiles found locally in each region. Soil profile inputs define the soil's water holding capacity and concepts such as drainage rates and runoff.

Irrigation inputs can either be manually captured for a field, or automatically calculated using IrrigWeb’s Auto-Irrigate function.


Output is provided by a range of Graphical and tabular reports. Charts depicting the soil water balance, canopy development, water stress, crop water use and yield components are combined with tabular irrigation schedules and historical reporting.

In addition to obtaining one-on-one access to the tool, regional users or consultants can use IrrigWeb’s notification functionality to provide automated SMS and or email advice to multiple end-users.

Please email irrigweb@sqrsoftware.com for further information.