As COVID-19 restrictions put the brakes on field days, we’ve now got a series of podcasts talking about the PQF area and themes.
Post-quake and in COVID: farmer wellbeing.
In this episode we talk with North Canterbury farmer Emlyn Francis and lifestyle coach Marina Shearer to discuss the wellbeing of farmers post the Kaikoura Earthquake.
In this episode we talk with farmer Ben Murray, and industry professionals Michael Wise and Peter Bosworth, on succession planning and implementation.
Marty Kelly from Mt Lyford, and Professor David Norton of Canterbury University
Integrated forestry and farming systems can benefit both the farm and the environment. Today’s discussion is with farmer Henry Pinckney and forestry consultant David Janet
Rebecca Kelly has one of nine enrichment planting trial sites in North Canterbury, and senior ecologist Dr Adam Forbes explains the trials.
Horticultural alternatives, with Mark Eastman who grows hazelnut trees in Waiau, and Principal Scientist Brent Clothier of Plant and Food Research who has conducted horticulture suitability assessments around the Post Quake Farming Project area.
Water use and its impact on rural communities: Commercial, social, infrastructure and environmental aspects. This week, a commercial focus with Andrew Barton, CEO of Amuri Irrigation Co, and farmer David Croft, and conversations around the amount of water drawn from the Waiau river.
The social benefit of irrigation with agriculture and land use change expert Nick Taylor, and Amuri farmer Tom McFarlane.
In this episode we take a look at the environmental impacts of irrigation, we talk with farmer Nick Ensor and Environmental scientist Ken Hughey.