Canterbury Branch: Future of soils and irrigation

Location: Dunsandel Community Centre, 1456 Tramway Road, Dunsandel, New Zealand

Date: 09/11/2018

Time: 2:30 PM-5:00 PM

What is the future of soils and irrigation in the Canterbury region

Join us for the latest research updates on irrigation efficiency and soils and their associated impact on farm profitability under nutrient limits. This event also provides an opportunity for rural professionals to provide input on research priorities needed to help your farming clients into the future.


  • A summary of the Dairy Joint Work Programme - Ian Brown, Environment Canterbury
  • Efficient irrigation - where are we heading - Andrew Curtis, Irrigation NZ
  • Maximising the value of irrigation - including crop sensors and the latest technology - Hamish Brown, Plant & Food Research
  • Sam Carrick from Landcare Research will present -
    • State of Canterbury soil - summary of current research on soil properties under irrigation and soil health.
    • S-MAP - what to expect over next 1 - 3 years and on-farm mapping
  • What are the gaps in soils research that need to be addressed to enable farmers to achieve better environmental and productivity outcomes - Group discussion

Cost: Members Free | Non-members $30

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