Enhancing the production and productivity of New Zealand’s primary sector, while maintaining and improving the quality of the country’s land and water for future generations.
A project on exploring cost-effective ways of targeting land-based erosion control in the hope of slowing the damage and improving water quality.
A collaboration between Environment Canterbury (ECan) and MWLR to produce an up-to-date soil map of the Banks Peninsula.
First phase of a new nationwide baseline soil carbon measurement study.
An integrated soil health framework that provides a comprehensive view of soil health and resilience and can be used by a wide range of end-users .
We are investigating on-farm solutions to reduce the environmental impact of intensive irrigated pastoral agriculture while maintaining productivity and profitability.
A brief history on the development of soil classification systems used in New Zealand and how they relate to those used internationally.
Sediment loads in some New Zealand rivers are very high. Mitigating the impacts this fine sediment has in rivers requires a catchment-wide approach to reducing soil erosion.
How can irrigation be used to maintain or increase soil organic matter (SOM) and the multiple associated benefits.
This project studies paddocks with both irrigated and dryland areas, to research how soil water properties may change under medium- to long-term irrigation.
How the SedNetNZ erosion model can be used to better understand erosion, and manage sources of sediment.
Developing soil and crop sensors that map spatial variability and monitor factors that influence effective irrigation, including soil water status and crop water use.
A new method to monitor soil organic carbon stocks and stock changes in New Zealand’s managed grasslands, which occupy more than half the country’s total land area.
Soil guideline values (Eco-SGVs) developed to protect terrestrial biota provide a useful means for assessing potential environmental impact of contaminants.
Identification of high-risk agricultural activities through national mapping of winter forage cropping and intensive grazing on hill country land.
An assessment of the coverage and representativeness of current soil quality monitoring sites.
Information about soils in the region will improve by mapping of soils using the S-map system.