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B+LNZ South Otago Farming for Profit Field Day: Managing your Farm Environment - 23rd Nov 2016

B+LNZ South Otago Farming for Profit Field Day: Managing your Farm Environment Wednesday, 23 November 2016 1–5pm: Nigel & Leanne Woodhead’s property, 789 Remote Road, Lovells Flat By farmers. For farmers

This field day is designed to educate farmers about the key environmental issues in South Otago and discuss practical ways on how to manage them.

Topics
  • Water quality in South Otago – understand the current status of water quality in the area, what parameters are tested and why, and issues to be aware of (Hamish Anderson, Clutha Development Board).
  • Update from Otago Regional Council (Nicole Foote, ORC)Discussion around practical application of good management practice on sheep and beef farms.
  • Winter cropping – cultivation and feeding.
  • Riparian establishment and management.
  • Ways to manage beef cattle on wet soils during winter.
  • Overview of new technologies to assist with environmental management.
  • Dairy NZ Riparian Planner (Julia Christie, Dairy NZ).
  • N-Guru and Mitigator – brand new tools developed via the Clearview Innovations PGP (Bruce Beckingsale, Ballance).
  • Land and Environment Planning online tools and workshops.

Afternoon tea, barbecue and refreshments provided. 

4WD vehicles preferred for the farm tour.

Find out more

Email Nicola Chisholm (facilitator): nicola.chisholm@agfirst.co.nz or call her on 027 610 2221.

More information will be posted on the AgFirst Otago Facebook page: www.facebook.com/agfirstotago

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