Dairy farmers have learnt to farm with a wide range of soil and land types which vary widely from region to region. The addition of extreme weather events means dairy farmers have the added challenge of farming with diverse and changing landscapes.
The land management guides cover the six areas which pose the greatest risk of sediment and phosphorous loss to each region. They include advice on how to best manage those areas for the greatest outcome for the farm and the environment.
The guides cover areas such as erosion control, pugging prevention, cropping establishment, race construction, waterway management and wetlands.
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Land management on Northland dairy farms
Land management on Waikato dairy farms
Land management on Bay of Plenty dairy farms
Land management on Canterbury dairy farms
Wintering in Southland and South Otago