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Kiwifruit leaf water content detection using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite technology: Final report

The outcomes of this work revealed the spatial and temporal variability of LWC over 6 monitored kiwifruit orchard blocks during a 5-month period. The research…
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How to improve water governance in multifunctional irrigation systems? Balancing stakeholder engagement in hydrosocial territories

An evidence-based analysis of stakeholder engagement in decision-making processes affecting multifunctional irrigation systems. The case studies show how stakeholder engagement in irrigation systems shapes hydrosocial…
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Supporting complex decisions on land-use change

A framework to support making major decisions about on-farm change is described in a short Research Findings Brief, for farmers, growers, farm consultants, rural professionals…
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Taieri Land Use Diversification Opportunities

This website shares a variety of resources produced by a project working with farmers in the Upper Taieri Wai catchment group (Ranfurly, Central Otago) to…
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Helping Māori Businesses Move Up the Value Chain: Richard Jones and Poutama Trust

Read about the role of a Māori business development service provider and how Māori values such as manaakitanga and kaitiakitanga have a role to play…
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Future-proofing implementation and engagement plan: Purakaunui Block Incorporated

Pūrākaunui Block Incorporated oversees the management of a block of Māori freehold land at Pūrākaunui near Ōtepoti/Dunedin. The committee of Pūrākaunui Inc were looking to…
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Essential freshwater: Impact of existing periphyton and proposed dissolved inorganic nitrogen bottom lines

This report for the Ministry for the Environment applies methods developed in the LUS research programme to help resource management professionals understand the implications of…
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Groundwater Detection Power Calculator

This GitHub package is designed to calculate the statistical power of detecting a change in groundwater/surface concentration depending on sampling duration, sampling frequency, ‘true’ receptor…
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