Article by Bob Cathcart of AgFirst Northland dated April 2017 on ‘Observations on effects of Forestry on marginal land inland of Kawakawa’.
Article by Bob Cathcart of AgFirst Northland dated October 2017 on ‘The Effects of Exotic Forests on Soil, Ground Water, Water Quality, Air Quality and Native Flora and Fauna’
Healthy Rivers Plan for change is creating a lot of interest throughout the Waikato with farmers coming to grips with what it could mean for them. For some of the rules such as restrictions on land use change and grazing/cultivation setbacks we can see how they will affect a property and what changes are needed to comply.
“My passion has always been for agriculture. It is definitely in the blood. My love of farming runs deep and a career in agriculture is my ultimate goal.”
The information is easily accessed and updated and it is easily stored. It is a living document rather than a pile of papers sitting in drawers and the online information is easy to share with others when needed…
Wanaka’s water is labelled as pristine but some know that’s not so.
The water is clear, clean and safe to drink. But over time, it’s been invaded by a noxious weed, Lagarosiphon, and is now home to a snotty-looking algae that is fast removing the sparkly twinkle from the pebbles on the lake floor and clogs up home appliance filters.
Environmental planning on farm has just got easier, with the launch of a new cloud-based software programme, AgFirst Landbase. AgFirst consultant Erica van Reenen developed the programme, in conjunction with FarmIQ, after being asked time and again whether an online tool to assist with land and environment planning existed – it didn’t, until now.