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Land management

Through the use of best management practices the amount of nutrients from agricultural activities entering lakes can be reduced.

Nitrogen management

Some examples to manage nitrogen entering waterways include:

  • Prevent direct application of fertiliser to waterways
  • Fence off waterways from stock
  • Follow best practice to apply farm effluent

Link to Nutrient Management pages on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council website

Phosphorus management:

Some examples to manage phosphorus from entering waterways include:

  • Prevent direct application of phosphorus fertiliser to waterways
  • Manage soil erosion (slips, slumps) to prevent soil entering waterways
  • Control runoff from tracks, feed pads, races to prevent it entering waterways
  • Avoid overgrazing and pugging especially close to waterways
  • Fence off waterways and establish riparian vegetation or grass strips to filter nutrients from water entering the waterway.

More information:

Detailed information on best management practice to reduce nutrient loss from farms can be obtained from the below organisations.

Organisation

Contact information

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

www.boprc.govt.nz

Phone 0800 884 880

 

Dairy NZ

www.dairynz.co.nz

Phone 0800 432479 69 (0800 4 DAIRYNZ)

 

Fonterra

www.fonterra.co.nz

Phone 09 374 9000

 

AgResearch

www.agresearch.co.nz

Phone 07 834 6600

 

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

www.beefandlambnz.com

Phone 0800 233 352

 

Ballance Farm Environmental Awards

www.nzfetrust.org.nz

Email info@bfea.org.nz