Reuse of farm dairy effluent
This work and the production of this brochure was supported by: Sustainable Farming Fund of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry www.maf.govt.nz/sff/
Environmental concerns - Many aspects of dairy farming have come under increasing environmental scrutiny and in recent years the management of farm dairy effluent has been of particular concern to the industry, public and Regional Councils. These concerns are heightened where farms are established along waterways that flow into significant catchments or where tile drainage systems can quickly move drainage water from paddocks to waterways. Read full brochure
- The potential for poplar and willows silvopastoral systems to mitigate nitrate leaching from intensive agriculture in NZ - This review compiles information on the use of poplars and willows in agricultural systems and explores their potential application to the management of NO3- leaching. Studies show reduced NO3- leaching under short rotation coppice willows.
- Guide to erosion control/spaced plantings being eligible to enter the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) - for erosion control/spaced plantings to be eligible to enter the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), they must meet the ‘forest land’ definition’ as well as be ‘Post 1989’ land.