AgrFirst’s Lochie MacGillivray, is involved in leading the Catch Crop Sediment Mitigation Group.
The Catch Crop Sediment Mitigation Group aim to:
Prove the hypothesis that using catch crop technology will reduce sediment losses after the winter grazing of hill country for Agriculture crops
Maximise the uptake of catch crop technology and best practice cropping techniquesAid 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 for Agriculture crops are being evaluated.
For full details visit www.catchcrop.nz/