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Seeing, Understanding, Believing Project Field Day

Since November 2020 in a project funded by the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge, farmers within the Nguturoa Catchment near Linton have been studying stream health, greenhouse gas and farm management issues.

Seeing, understanding and believing: A farmer-led project looking into waterway improvement

Terry Parminter on behalf of KapAg is facilitating a larger project within the Nguturoa Stream catchment near Linton where farm plans are being developed and water sampling is occurring, among other things. As part of the project, NIWA scientists have been working with landowners to carry out monthly water quality tests for nutrients and sediment and pathogen indicators in streams and waterways running through their properties. Methane and nitrous oxide greenhouse gas results for some of the properties have also been modelled.

Three of the landowners (two dairy and a sheep & beef farmer) have developed farm management plans that address their water quality and greenhouse gas results as part of their farming businesses.

The field day in April is an opportunity to discuss and see the results from our project to date with farmers, industry groups, scientists and policy agencies. This event includes a farm walk.

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For further information, contact Terry Parminter at KapAg Ltd: terry.parminter@kapag.nz

In the event of raised COVID-19 Alert Levels in the region, the event will be cancelled.