Agricultural Science & Engineering

We often hear that agriculture is the backbone of the New Zealand economy. To keep this backbone standing sound technical information is needed from paddock to plate. In the case of LEI the focus is farm to processing facility.

LEI can assist with the management of soil, water and nutrients in agricultural production systems; including stock, farm and irrigation systems, waste management, and development of sustainable nutrient management programmes.

Specific expertise provided includes:

Nutrient Management

  • OVERSEER® nutrient budget modelling
  • Environmental Farm Plans/ Nutrient Management Plans & Audits
  • Independent soil fertility tests & recommendations
  • Land use consent to farm

Agricultural Wastewater Management

  • Wastewater discharge options
  • Farm dairy effluent evaluation, design & management
  • Intensive livestock waste management
  • Water monitoring
  • Irrigation & storage solutions

Irrigation and Water Supplies

  • Communal irrigation schemes
  • System & scheme development
  • System evaluation
  • Water supply investigations
  • Surface & groundwater consents

Management systems

  • Project management
  • Strategic development planning & risk management
  • Options analysis
  • Farming system & nutrient management advice

Land Management

  • Soil mapping, testing & sampling
  • Nutrient status
  • Drainage assessments (soil moisture, infiltration rates)
  • Nutrient Management/ Land Management Plans

Consultation & Industry Assistance

  • Resource Consent application preparation
  • Plan & consent submissions
  • Due diligence – pre-purchase checks
  • Community consultation
  • Dairy NZ effluent & irrigation design accreditation reviews

Read our Agricultural Environmental Services Brochure

Find out more about Irrigation and Water Resource Management

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