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The economics component of the programme uses modelled and actual data to understand the economic impact of changes in management of our pilot farms in response to improved soil moisture and weather forecast information. It has two key aims: to understand the economic and drainage impacts or various irrigation scheduling and management decisions to understand the economic ...

“It has been a good spring so far,” says Ben Abernethy.  “Cold nights have been a feature until now, so pasture growth only really got going recently. We have had manageable rainfall amounts and our feed utilization has been going well.” He says that the new weather forecast portal provided by NIWA to the research farmers has been fantastic. “We are starting to make some s ...

Co-innovation is a collaborative approach to tackling complex problems. It requires an awareness of the wider operating context, an understanding of the problem and its impacts as well as a focus on relationships between stakeholders united by a shared desire for change. An awareness of all stakeholders who have an interest or role Many people have the potential to influence t ...

Resources

From fact sheet downloads to decision support tools, we have a range of resources available in our Irrigation Resource Hub.