Posted by: rivettingkatetaylor | April 18, 2012

Hunter field day was great!

Congratulations James and Jane - who now compete against eight others for the national title in Wellington in June.

Here are some photos from the East Coast Ballance Farm Environment Field day last week.

It was a great day – the yucky Easter weather turned into a few days of sunshine so the ground wasn’t too wet underfoot (under wheels, which was making me nervous!!)

James and Jane Hunter were great hosts – they farm coastal hill country property, Rangitoto, near Porangahau, south east of Waipukurau in Central Hawke’s Bay.

Please let me know if you would like a PDF copy of the handout – we talked about alternatives to grass pasture, drainage on hills, poplars and willows (erosion control and possible ETS/PFSI benefits), reducing soil and nutrient run-off, wetlands and regenerating bush and the farm’s Longa earthworm trial.

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