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Every farm in Aotearoa is required to have a Farm Environment Plan (FEP) for freshwater quality improvement. These resources can help design effective FEPs, FEP templates and processes that will contribute to freshwater improvements at the catchment level.

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Journal Article

Assessing the Yield and Load of Contaminants with Stream Order: Would Policy Requiring Livestock to Be Fenced Out of High-Order Streams Decrease Catchment Contaminant Loads?

This paper won the JEQ Best Paper Award 2019. Concentration and flow data for 1998 to 2009 were used to calculate catchment load and yields…
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Demonstrating efficacy of on-land management actions to improve water quality: How can we quantify what actions have been done?

We reviewed 91 global publications and proceedings between 1989 and 2019 which assessed the complexities related to recording and reporting sustainable land use actions with…
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Implications of water quality policy on land use: A case study of the approach in NZ

Achieving good water quality through output controls is difficult. The New Zealand Government recently proposed enforceable bottom lines to protect ecosystem health of 1 mg…
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Video

Connecting communities for effective farm plans – webinar

Land use intensification and the degradation of water quality was enabled by a system that considered all farms separately, despite their cumulative effects on water…
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Guidance

Guidance for Catchment Groups to Develop Farm Plans

Printable 4-step plan for catchment groups to develop effective farm plans (PDF, 1 page). To make farm plans an effective tool for improving waterways, we…
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Guidance

Designing Effective Farm Environment Plans

We have prepared a guidance document for people who need to design effective FEPs, FEP templates and processes. It proses a four-step approach and makes…
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Technical Report

A risk assessment approach for prioritising actions in farm environment plans with mahinga kai values

The project co-developed and produced a geospatial tool that is available through a webpage. The beta tool allows users (initially dairy farmers) to identify and…
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Technical Report

Measuring real time nitrate leaching from a Hawkes Bay onion Field

The primary objective of this project was to prove that successful real time ‘in situ’ nitrate measuring was possible using a nitrate sensor and that…
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Guidance

Tech Note: Nitrate-Nitrogen Leaching in Horticulture

Two-page guidance from Ravensdown for nutrient management decisions/practices in horticulture, and the implications of these practices when combined with rainfall events resulting in drainage. Based…
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Technical Report

Nguturoa catchment ‘Seeing Understanding Believing’ project

The project focussed on building capability and capacity for change in the farming sector, to assist in creating new pathways towards future landscapes, by identifying…
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Technical Report

Canterbury Farmers’ and Rural Professionals’ Perception of Drone Use in Environmental Management

The purpose of this research project is to identify barriers to, and incentives to overcome the challenges of, integrating drone use to achieve better environmental…
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