AgFirst takes a holistic approach in setting up sustainable farm and orchard systems. The business needs to be able to sustain fluctuations in market prices and climatic volatility as well as being environmentally sustainable.
There are increasing pressures in most regions of New Zealand to minimise the environmental footprint of farming and orchard practices. AgFirst are on the forefront of combining environmental sustainability with financial and social sustainability.
Our team of consultants have had experience in tailoring and monitoring farm and orchard systems to reduce environmental impact whilst maximising profitability.
Some of the factors which influence the environmental footprint which can be addressed by AgFirst consultants are :
Dairy Effluent Design and Management :
- Deficit Irrigation
- Soils Removal
- Low Application Dairy Effluent Irrigation Systems
- Dairy Effluent Pond Construction
- Nutrient Losses Monitoring
- Land Application Monitoring and System Management System Development
Nutrient Loss Monitoring :
- Lysimeter Installation
- Monitoring System Development