Catch Crop Sediment Mitigation Research

Agriculture, Featured

AgFirst’s Lochie MacGillivray, is involved in leading the Catch Crop Sediment Mitigation Group.

The Catch Crop Sediment Mitigation Group aim to:

  1. Prove the hypothesis that using catch crop technology will reduce sediment losses after the winter grazing of hill country forage crops
  2. Maximise the uptake of catch crop technology and best practice cropping techniques
  3. Aid farm profitability

The project is run by a team of rural specialists and scientists from across New Zealand. The research they are undertaking is focusing on the environmental and economic benefits of catch crops. A range of crop species and establishment techniques that have the ability to reduce sediment and surface flow losses following winter grazing of forage crops are being evaluated.

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