Getting more stock out of waterways and further restricting land use changes are recommended as part of plans to improve the health of rivers in Waikato.
Dairy farmers are increasingly using technology to monitor and control their dairy effluent systems, says Precision Farming Ltd.
Dairy farm effluent should be treated as a fertiliser, but carefully, because it is not a balanced fertiliser, being very high in potassium.
The environmental effects of nitrogen that determine how much effluent you can irrigate onto land, says Waikato Regional Council.
Ken Westlake played a key role in a potentially 'game-changing' effluent reduction model for the dairy industry.