Freshwater Farm Plans continue to be implemented

Although Central Government has indicated proposed changes to the National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management (NPS-FW), Freshwater Farm Plans continue to be implemented. In the past month, LandVisions Joel Perry has certified a number of drystock and horticultural FWFP’s. Any queries on this process do not hesitate to contact Joel on 022 467 2998 or […]

LandVision collaborates with Aussie Farmers

Last year, staff at LandVision had the opportunity to take their expertise overseas to Australia. This exercise was to help develop a number of Farm Environment Plans for farmers in Western Australia and Victoria. Of interest on these farms was: the ongoing reliance of feedpads; the predominant use of flood irrigation; the challenges of providing […]

LandVision and the Sustainable Land Use Initiative (SLUI)

Since 2005, LandVision has mapped in excess of 550,000 ha in the Horizons Region at paddock scale (1:7,000). This has been part of the Horizons Regional Council’s Sustainable Land Use Initiative or SLUI which aims to protect the region’s hill country soils from moderate to severe erosion. LandVision is proud of the work done with […]

Field Day – Ahuwhenua Trophy (Dairy)

Last week, LandVision’s Lachie Grant was one of the guest speakers at the field day for Wairarapa Moana ki Pouakani Incorporation – one of the two finalists for this years Ahuwhenua Trophy for Dairy. Lachie highlighted several of the findings from the Integrated Farm Environment Plan (IFEP) produced by LandVision. This plan underpins the farms […]

Effluent Management

Recently LandVision staff have covered all things Farm Dairy Effluent (FDE). From producing paddock scale soil surveys to understand FDE application risk and adequate storage. To completing bucket tests (pictured below) to evaluate application depth, rates and uniformity.

Land Productivity Assessments

In the past quarter, LandVision has produced a number of soil and land productivity reports for clients who want to move from pasture/fodder crops to more highly productive land uses such as horticulture.

Freshwater Farm Plans – Waikato Region

Freshwater Farm Plans (FWFP’s) are part of the regulated farm planning system. They help to identify: These plans are required by landowners with: pastoral or arable land uses over 20 ha. horticultural land uses over 5 ha. any combination of these land uses equal to or over 20 ha. Freshwater Farm Plans are being rolled […]

NZ Farm Assurance Programme (NZFAP Plus)

The NZ Farm Assurance Programme Plus sets out to create more sustainable and prosperous farming businesses all the while demonstrating to the global communities that the NZ red meat and wool sectors are farming sustainably and ethically. NZ FAP Plus is a voluntary programme for red meat and wool farms aiming to enhance farm and […]

Land Productivity Reports (NES-HPL)

Since the NPS-HPL came into effect LandVision has helped clients all over New Zealand who want to subdivide their land for housing. LandVision staff have extensive experience in land use classification using paddock scale mapping techniques. Paddock scale mapping is critical to properly classify land and removes the inaccuracies that arise from using regional scale […]

Wetland management

On fieldwork visits LandVision staff consistently witness great environmental work being done by farmers. Here, a large wetland area on a farm in the South Waikato has been retired and planted in natives.