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Welcome to The New Zealand Institute of Agricultural & Horticultural Science (NZIAHS)

NZIAHS exists to promote:

  • the professional interests of members
  • the views of professional agriculturalists & horticulturalists
  • the development of science and technology in agriculture & horticulture
  • the use of agricultural & horticultural technology.

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NZIAHS represents over 600 members covering all aspects of the primary sector including research and teaching in the Crown Research Institutes (CRIs), the universities and the private sector; primary industry companies involved with the meat, wool, dairy, fertiliser and horticulture sectors; extension and management specialists and students.
We have 11 corporate members including PGG Wrightson, DairyNZ, AGMARDT, Ballance Agri-Nutrients, Horticulture New Zealand, Federated Farmers, AgResearch, Plant & Food Research, Catalyst R&D, Massey and Lincoln
Universities.


 

NZIAHS FORUM
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 9.00am to 3.00pm
Stewart 1, Lincoln University, Canterbury

Enduring Agricultural Solutions for improving water quality

9.00am

Welcome

David Harrison

9.05am

Opening address - Challenges in land use intensification

Guy Salmon, Land & Water Forum

9.30am 

Why Environment Canterbury is imposing nitrogen caps

Hon David Caygill,
Commissioner, ECan

9.55am

Implementing the Canterbury Land & Water Regional Plan

Leo Fietje,
Principal Planning Advisor, ECan

10.20am

Coffee

 

10.40am

Challenges in using Overseer for water quality management in a regulatory environment

Dr Caroline Read, Overseer

11.05am

Having your cake and eating it too: balancing different land uses and their impacts

Prof Ken Hughey, Lincoln University

11.30am

Mitigating nitrogen losses

Prof Keith Cameron, Lincoln University

12.00noon

Lunch

 

12.30pm

Farming in Canterbury in a nitrogen capped system

Ron Pellow, Executive Director,
South Island Dairy Development Centre

12.55pm

National overview of land and water issues

Ian Mackenzie, Federated Farmers

1.20pm

 Water issues in arable farming systems 

Allister Holmes,
Foundation for Arable Research

1.45pm

Identifying and mitigating faecal contamination problems in dairy farming systems

Dr Richard Muirhead, AgResearch

2.10pm

Solutions for the dairy industry to control phosphorus

Prof Richard McDowell, AgResearch

2.25pm

Managing land-water interfaces to enhance instream and downstream values

Dr John Quinn, NIWA

2.50pm

Close and refreshments

 

3.00pm

NZIAHS National and Canterbury Section AGM

 

For further details and a copy of the registration form please email secretariat@agscience.org.nz

 

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Canterbury Forum
22 October 2014... more

9am - 4pm

Enduring Agricultural Solutions for Improving Water Quality

Stuart 1
Lincoln University
Canterbury