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Pukekohe Farm Environment Plan workshops

HortNZ, Vegetables New Zealand, Tomatoes New Zealand and Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Association are offering a day of Farm Environment Plan workshops for outdoor vegetable and indoor tomato/vegetable growers in Auckland and Waikato. 

The workshops will step through the process using the GAP Environment Management System (EMS) add-on.

Workshop schedule for 27 July

Workshops will take place at the Pukekohe Indian Association Events Centre.

Click here to register for the sessions below

10:30 – 12:30

Farm Environment Plan workshop for covered crop/greenhouse growers

Tomatoes New Zealand and Vegetables New Zealand are offering a workshop for covered crop tomato & vegetable growers to present the findings of greenhouse case study Farm Environment Plans. This workshop will step through the HortNZ Guideline for Greenhouse Nutrient Solution Discharge and modified EMS Farm Environment Plan template for greenhouse growers.

1:00 – 2:00

Lunch is provided (please register).

 

1:00 – 2:00

Environmental policy update for all growers

This update will cover Freshwater Farm Plan regulations, and the new Natural and Built Environments Act currently out for consultation.

2:00 – 4:00

Final Farm Environment Plan workshop for outdoor vegetable growers

At this last workshop we will cover:

  • Questions from the previous workshop
  • Irrigation management
  • Biodiversity management
  • Environmental Action Plan – what to include
  • Wrap up and next steps to audit

We recommend both management and operational staff responsible for implementing the Farm Environment Plan attend the workshops.

Click here to register for the workshop sessions