Liz Evans, Rural Women New Zealand national president and NZ Landcare Trust trustee recently attended the launch of the community driven, Rai Valley/Pelorus Farm Fact Sheet. Members of the Rai Valley/Pelorus farming community have been working with the NZ Landcare Trust to produce a set of practical steps for maintaining and improving water quality in the high rainfall conditions experienced in the Rai-Pelorus Catchments.
It highlights four key points:
keep stock out of waterways
adequate effluent storage capacity
low rate effluent application
attention to nutrient management
Each aspect is clearly illustrated in this poster format document, offering a punchy practical guide to assist making changes on the ground.
Farmer Brent Morrison opened the event by saying, “ farmers love their land and the rivers in the area. Most farmers have already completed works on bridges and culverts which are expensive and this has brought about significant improvement in water quality at the Rai Falls.”
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