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In some parts of New Zealand winter grazing is difficult to manage, with a high risk of harm to waterways, soil health and animal welfare. These resources support strategic planning for winter and explain the drivers for regulation.

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Journal Article

A review of regulations and guidelines related to winter manure application

Winter manure application elevates nutrient losses and impairment of water quality compared to applications in other seasons. We reviewed worldwide mandatory regulations and voluntary guidelines…
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Journal Article

The impact of cattle grazing and treading on soil properties and the transport of phosphorus, sediment and E. coli in surface runoff from grazed pasture

Contaminant loss from grazed pasture can negatively affect freshwater quality. There is, however, little data on the impact of different levels of grazing/treading on contaminant…
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Impacts of grazing on ground cover, soil physical properties and soil loss via surface erosion: A novel geospatial modelling approach

Agricultural expansion and overgrazing are globally recognized as key contributors to accelerated soil degradation and surface erosion, with direct consequences for land productivity, and environmental…
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Modelling soil loss from surface erosion at high-resolution to better understand sources and drivers across land uses and catchments: a national-scale assessment of NZ

Soil erosion is a significant challenge for agricultural regions, with cascading impacts to waterways, land productivity, soil carbon, and ecological health. We provide the first…
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Landscape DNA Webinar for Rural Professionals

This webinar for NZIPIM demonstrates the LandscapeDNA website, an interactive tool to help farmers and their advisors view their land from different perspectives and understand…
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Technical Report

National contaminant mapping of soil losses from surficial erosion: an analysis of livestock grazing pressures on soil losses across NZ

For the first time, a national-scale soil loss model of New Zealand has captured both inherent landuse properties, alongside high-resolution calculations of livestock grazing densities…
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Technical Report

Whole systems impact of composting shelters in New Zealand: Final report

The overall conclusion of this report is that composting shelters have diverse benefits to the human environment, the biophysical environment and to animal welfare, and…
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Journal Article

The longevity of fencing out livestock as a method of decreasing contaminant concentrations in a headwater stream

Water quality can be improved by fencing off streams from livestock. However, the remedial effect of fencing can fail as livestock trample near stream areas.…
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Video

The impact of composting shelters on New Zealand dairy farms

Composting shelters are attracting growing interest from dairy farmers looking to operate more efficient, resilient and profitable businesses. This video (te reo Māori subtitles) presents…
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Technical Report

Dispersed forage feeding to minimise negative impacts on soil and water quality: Final report

This project has identified there is huge promise in the harvesting system, however a more detailed investigation is required to realise the full potential of…
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Video

Dispersed forage feeding to minimise negative impacts on soil and water quality

Scott Hassall harvests kale at scale on his farm in North Canterbury. Harvesting kale, (mowing, chopping, and feeding out) is not common practice in New…
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Interactive Tool

Actions to Include in a Farm Environment Plan

This interactive infographic is a compilation of actions to decrease the loss of contaminants from agricultural land. Mitigation actions can be filtered by any of…
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