Water, potatoes and precision ag.....three new SFF projects

Water, potatoes and precision ag.....three new SFF projects

20 April 2015

FAR has been successful in gaining MPI Sustainable Farming Fund support for three new projects in the 2015 funding round.

FAR CEO Nick Pyke says each of the projects, which will focus on precision agriculture, groundwater and potatoes, will benefit different parts of the cropping sector, but ultimately, all will add value to the industry. Mr Pyke says the projects involve other industry funders and research organisations, a clear reflection of FAR’s strategy to gain the best for its levy payers through targeted collaborations. The three projects which have been funded are:

  • Transforming variability to profitability

  • Understanding the quality of our groundwater resource

  • Increasing potato yield through understanding the impact of crop rotation and soil compaction


Funding for the projects kicks in in June, and work will begin on the projects after that time

More information on the three projects can be found here: http://www.far.org.nz/index.php/media/entry/water-potatoes-and-precision-agthree-new-sff-projects

Article source: Foundation for Arable Research (FAR), http://www.far.org.nz/