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A Waikato environmentalist who led a public campaign against poor winter grazing practices on Southland farms says farmers are making improvements.
Proposed new regulations for the Waikato and Waipā River Catchments outlined in Plan Change 1 have raised concerns in the agricultural sector.
Simple actions can reduce winter nutrient loss, explains Bala Tikkisetty, sustainable agriculture advisor at Waikato Regional Council.
Farmers and growers have won more time to appeal one of the country’s largest environmental plan changes.
A Hamilton soil and water consultant is questioning the effectiveness of the dairy effluent storage calculator on Waikato farms.
An invasive weed that can reduce water quality and block irrigation systems has been discovered in the Waikato River.
The Government has declared a drought in Waikato and South Auckland, unlocking $80,000 in Government support for farmers and growers.
Dry weather is spreading through Waikato but farmers are coping, says Waikato Primary Industry Adverse Event Cluster chairman Neil Bateup.
With warmer weather bringing on forage maize crops in leaps and bounds, Waikato Regional Council is reminding farmers and growers to keep watch for velvetleaf.