Sustaining the productivity of New Zealand's hill country - A land manager's view

Authors

  • D. Cameron

Abstract

Key message summary • Farm plans have been an integral part of assisting landowners to manage eroding hill country in the Wellington region • Land Use Capability (LUC) mapping is a key tool in prioritising investment in erosion control and land development programmes • Improving pasture production and management on LUC Class 6 land provides a great opportunity in sustain the productivity of our hill country • Alternatives land uses such as forestry and manuka can provide increased returns from marginal pasture land.

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Published

2016-01-01

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