Hawkes Bay East Coast Branch Breakfast: Ravensdown PGP Update

Location: Havelock North Function Centre, 30 Te Mata Road, Havelock North, New Zealand

Date: 24/04/2018

Time: 7:00 AM-9:00 AM

Ravensdown "Pioneering to precision" Primary Growth Partnership breakfast

Please join us for breakfast and hear more about increasing fertiliser efficiency on-farm for maximum pasture growth through the development of remote sensing technology that improves the identification of nutrient requirements and in the precise application of fertiliser for farms.

During this event Dr Mike White, Technical Development Officer, Ravensdown, together with Tom Fraser, Farm Systems Scientist will provide an update on Ravensdown's Primary Growth Partnership programme aimed at developing a more comprehensive method of assessing soil nutrient status on hill country farms.

Implications

Under this programme, analysis has shown a value proposition of an average $43/ha gain in favour of variable rate over a blanket approach, with a range of $21 to $79/ha. The application of fertiliser precisely via a prescription map will be a key tool to enable hill country farms to comply within the bounds of the new environmental requirements in the Waikato River Catchment and elsewhere in New Zealand.

This breakfast event is kindly sponsored by Ravensdown.

For further information on the Ravensdown "Pioneering to precision" Primary Growth Partnership click here.

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2 CPD hours

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