A new video series has been launched this week showcasing the good management practices adopted by local Rotorua farmers to help meet the nutrient targets set out in PC10.
In the ten 3-5 minute videos, Rotorua farmers talk about how they applied a particular good management practice or ‘GMP’ on their farm. GMP impacts on nutrient loss, profit and the wider farm system are explained in plain English.
This GMP project was guided by the principle of ‘by farmers for farmers’, with Collective members contributing their time and expertise.
Jo Carr from the Collective says “We now have a nutrient good practice toolkit that recognises the great work being done by farmers in our catchment to protect water quality. The videos and support information will help farmers assess what practices might suit their farm. These videos showcase the willingness of our local farmers to share their experiences with other farmers, not only in Rotorua but across New Zealand.”
This project was funded through the Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Low Nitrogen Land Use Fund and Ballance . Landconnect Ltd managed the project with videography by Island Films. Watch the videos on our website www.rotoruafarmers.org.nz/gmp or click on the image below. You’re sure to see some familiar faces.