The recently released LAWA report on national river water quality trends showed encouraging signs for the state of our national rivers, but as as Horticulture New Zealand President Julian Raine says, there is still much to be done for soil.Read More
City-based future food systems such as cultured meat and vertical farming will rely heavily on the nutrient and water management expertise of dairy farmers, Australian science writer Julian Cribb says.
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New Zealand dairy farmers could lead the global move to new production systems that deliver twice the food from half the water and soil, according to Australian science author Julian Cribb.
“Kiwi farmers are world leaders in the wise management of water, soil and nutrients,” says Cribb, who will speak at the DairyNZ Farmers’ Forum on May 8-9 in Hamilton.
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Public information sessions will be held on Wednesday 2 May, ahead of work to partially re-divert freshwater flows from the Kaituna River into Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi (Maketū Estuary) starting this July.Read More
Over four-hundred representatives from various sectors of the agricultural and environmental communities converged on Dunstan High School in Alexandra last week to attend the 2018 Irrigation New Zealand Conference and Expo.Read More
Changes in government policy around irrigation could delay the Falls Dam irrigation proposal and have caused a "major hurdle" for the project, Manuherikia Catchment Water Strategy Group chairman Allan Kane says.
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Two of 10 farm clusters involved with Extension 350 — a farmer-led programme designed to lift profitability, environmental sustainability and wellbeing on Northland farms — are now under way in the Far North.
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Prevalent opinion that an "incontrovertible" direct link exists between irrigation and the degradation of New Zealand's waterways "is wrong", Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan says.
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Mid Canterbury's diverse farming community could have one irrigation scheme in the future to secure water for farmers, says Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation general manager, John Wright.
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The Ashburton Lyndhurst Irrigation Ltd Pipe Scheme was officially opened this month by Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor at a ceremony attended by around 100 people - people with a vested interest, and those who laboured in different ways over its design or construction.
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National River Water Quality Trends released by Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) reveal that for all river water quality parameters monitored over a 10 year period, more sites were improving than deteriorating.Read More