There could be another dairy health scare brewing in China and this one starts in our backyard.
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Existing and possible erosion stand out as aspects of soil sustainability and the economics of farming, explains Bala Tikkisetty, sustainable agriculture advisor at Waikato Regional Council.
Hill country farmers’ efforts to prevent soil loss through erosion are being increasingly scrutinised.
Climate change, pests and erosion -- rather than dairy --have been singled out by the parliamentary commissioner for the environment as the big issues facing the land in NZ.
Northland landowners keen to secure heavily subsidised poplars and willows to help control erosion and protect water quality should get in quick.
FOREST OWNERS say the government's decision to reinstate the Afforestation Grant Scheme will be welcomed by farmers and regional councils fighting soil erosion in steep hill country.