The intent of the nutrient management plans is to outline a pathway for the farm to meet its nitrogen discharge allocation and to identify areas on farm to align with industry good management practices to reduce the risk of N and P losses from farm. For most farms the nutrient management plan will support a resource consent application required to farm under Plan Change 10.
Overseer have, to date, released best practice data input standards for completion of Overseer analyses. Bay of Plenty Regional Council has set out what input protocols it will use for implementing Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management Proposed Plan Change 10. Councils input protocols are based on the Overseer Input Standards and enable a more consistent approach between properties across the Lake Rotorua catchment.
Overseer will update these standards as new versions of OVERSEER® are released and Bay of Plenty Regional Council will update its data input protocols accordingly. For more information about Overseer® visit their website
OVERSEER® has developed Best Practice Data Input Standards. The Input Standards give a range of recommendations on what input data to use.
Overseer has released a new model interface called OverseerFM. BOPRC is currently developing a ‘Transition to FM guide’ for Land Use Advisors. OVERSEER Nutrient Budgets will be phased out by the middle of 2019, at which time this software will no longer be available to use. Overseer have developed new, more user-friendly OverseerFM software that is available at www.fm.overseer.org.nz – more information can be found at https://www.overseer.org.nz/overseerfm. XML farm files from this legacy software can be uploaded into an OverseerFM farm account. The files need to be created in (or have been updated to) version 6.2.3 or version 6.3.0.