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Winter Grazing

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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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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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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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Impact Feed Shortages

Impact of Imported Feed Shortages

Implications of global price and supply of supplementary feeds on the New Zealand agricultural sector
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Rural Professionals Fund 2022-23

There were 12 successful projects in the third funding round for the Our Land and Water Rural Professionals Fund.
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Rural Professionals Fund 2021-22

There were 12 successful projects in the second funding round for the Our Land and Water Rural Professionals Fund.
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