Dr Catherine Febria presented on the Canterbury Waterway Rehabilitation Experiment at last weeks Agri Innovation Workshop.Read More
At this years Irrigation Conference and Expo, Dr. Stuart Styles, Director of the Irrigation Training and Research Center in California, gave a comparative presentation on irrigation systems in New Zealand versus those in California and other places internationally.Read More
At this years biannual Irrigation Conference and Expo, Felicity Turner of Australian AgTech company ‘The Yield’ discussed their goal to transform food and farming practices by building secure, scalable digital technology.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.
(Photo Credit - Pam Jones)Read More
Echoing an IrrigationNZ analysis, which shows the bulk of the proposed water tax would be gathered in regions where the rivers were already cleanest, Federated Farmers rep Chris Allen said the most polluted rivers are nowhere near where irrigation is happening.
Ashburton-based Chris Allen, is the Federated Farmers board member with policy responsibility for the environment (water and biodiversity).
“The tax is not going to fix any river that’s not being worked on already,” he said.
"Dairying has been the red herring in the debate but represents less than half of Mid-Canterbury’s irrigation. With Mid-Canterbury providing much of the world’s carrot seed, much of the irrigation goes to very specialised cropping and it would be “a worry” if that were made uneconomic.Read More