Integrated Catchment Management

Farm Dairy Effluent: Best practice guidelines

Year of Publication : 2007 
Region: (e.g. Canterbury or NZ-wide) Southland
Description: From website:
To help dairy farmers manage farm dairy effluent, the Farm Dairy Effluent booklet aims to achieve the following:

Guidance on storage of dairy effluent, including construction of storage ponds.
Advice on management and maintenance of irrigation systems, including information about low application systems such as K-line.
Guidance on how to comply with consent conditions, particularly those concerning effluent application rates.
Information about soil types, topography and the risk of surface runoff, leaching or flow into tile drains.
Advice on minimising water use and total effluent volume.
Advice on nutrient management