中新节水农业示范推广合作项目迈出务实第一步

继2015年11月份我中心与新西兰林肯农业技术公司就开展节水农业相关合作事宜进行会谈后,双方积极推动,使其不断向前发展。

Since November 2015 our center has held discussions about water-saving agriculture technology and related cooperation with a New Zealand Technical Agriculture Company. The two sides will continue to pursue further cooperation moving forward.

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With the recent sale of WaterMetrics to Datacol we would like to clarify how this impacts Aquaflex and assure our customers of continuity of supply and service. Aquaflex NZ is a division of Streat Instruments and a completely independent company to WaterMetrics or Datacol.

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The word ‘audit’ usually bears negative connotations of tedious, unnecessary work to appease a faction of government. For Canterbury farmers, a top-of-mind example is the enforcement of ‘farm environment plans’. Environment Canterbury (ECAN) has recently implemented requirements to have a ‘farm environment plan’ for farms that meet certain criteria based around location, farm size and nitrogen leaching levels. A farm environment plan is a farm audit focussing on environmental impacts and sustainability. They are part of the larger Land and Water Regional Plan, implemented by ECAN which aims to provide clear direction on how land and water are to be managed and help deliver community aspirations for water quality in both urban and rural areas. The Hawkes Bay Regional Council has a management plan in place for farmers and the Marlborough District Council have one in place for dairy farmers. However, ECAN covers the widest area.

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