The Precision Agriculture Association NZ is presenting workshops focused on technologies available to help reduce nitrogen leaching. There are two North Island workshops being offered at:
Massey University on Thursday 1st September 2016 [PDF here]
Ellwood Centre, Hastings on Friday 2nd September 2016 [PDF here]
The ‘Technology to Reduce N Leaching’ workshops are similar to the well received program conducted in Ashburton in March 2016 and will address where we are and what we can do about nitrate leaching limits in a North Island context utilising a range of technologies and farm systems options.
The particular areas for focus for the program are:
- Variable rate technologies and systems
- Precision irrigation
- Precision spreading systems and services
- Soil mapping
- Soil moisture monitoring, sensors, metering
- Nutrient budgeting and environmental monitoring
A Q & A time slot is devoted in the afternoon session for attendees to interact with members and presenters on the day to share learnings and understandings about the issues. This will also be possible over the lunch break on both days with one and half hours devoted for this.
Offer to PAANZ Members
As part of the Hastings program only on 2nd September, PAANZ members are offered the opportunity to participate as trade/sector participants for technologies and products as may be appropriate to support the program.
PAANZ is not able to offer trade/sector stand space at the Palmerston North venue due to space restrictions unfortunately so only the Hastings venue will be able to accommodate this option for members.
If you would like to participate please advise Jim Grennell, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile: 021 330 626, places are limited to ten organisations for the Hastings workshop to be involved as a trade/sector participant so it will be on a first come basis.
The cost of participation will be $100.00 plus GST per stand with attendance fee of $100.00 per person additional.
As these are indoors Workshops, with a technology focus and space at the Hastings venue is limited no large equipment or hardware can be accommodated.
Confirmation of members wishing to take up this opportunity is required by Monday 22nd August 2016 after which time the opportunity to participate will be made available to non-members.