Tararua District Council will host a Land Diversification Forum on Monday 16 March, during New Zealand AgriFood Week.
The event is to share information about the Alternative Land Use report prepared by AgFirst HB Consultants Ltd, who investigated four crops:
This work is further to the GO!Project of the early 2000’s which looked at the soil and climate in the Tararua District to see what crops could grow best there.
AgFirst have reassessed the soil and climate information, looked at nutrient leaching mitigation qualities of the crops and their soil management requirements, water use, labour requirements and markets, and economics.
AgFirst will present their information, followed by presentations from:
This forum is open to all interested parties – land owners, investors, educators, scientists, food processors etc.
Please RSVP by emailing [email protected]
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