Good Management Practices - GMP
Good Management Practice (GMP) has been defined by a number of industry groups and accepted by ECan in the Industry Good Management Practice Guide. The guide describes practices which improve irrigation, nutrient and animal management for all common land uses in Canterbury. Download the Industry Agreed Good Management Practices Booklet here.
Other useful industry specific resources have been developed to help achieve good management practices.
These can be viewed below.
- Irrigation NZ: www.irrigationnz.co.nz
- Bucket Tests: https://www.buckettest.co.nz/
- Accredited Irrigation Designers: https://www.irrigationnz.co.nz/accreditation
- Irrigation Commissioning: https://www.irrigationnz.co.nz/PracticalResources/GMP/Commissioning
- Irrigation Scheduling (Soil Moisture Monitoring): https://www.irrigationnz.co.nz/PracticalResources/GMP/Scheduling
- Spreadmark Accredited Contractors: http://fertqual.co.nz/updated-spreadmark-registered-company-list/
- Fertiliser Spreader Calibration: http://www.fertspread.nz/pdf/On-Farm%20Fertiliser%20Applicator%20Performance%20Assessment%20Handout%20Booklet.pdf
- Fertspread: http://www.fertspread.nz/
- Feed Wedges: https://www.dairynz.co.nz/media/253636/1-14_Feed_wedges.pdf
- FAR Wheat Calculator: https://www.far.org.nz/resources/electronic_tools/wheat_calculator
Collected Animal Effluent
- Dairy NZ Effluent https://www.dairynz.co.nz/environment/effluent/
- Dairy Effluent Storage Calculator https://www.dairynz.co.nz/environment/effluent/effluent-storage/dairy-effluent-storage-calculator-desc/
- Dairy Effluent Warrant of Fitness http://www.effluentwof.co.nz/
- Foundation of Arable Research (FAR) https://www.far.org.nz/research/environment/overview
- Dairy NZ: https://www.dairynz.co.nz/
- Dairy NZ Reviewing your Wintering System: https://www.dairynz.co.nz/media/202695/Reviewing-Your-Wintering-System.pdf