The Sustainable Vegetable Systems Project (PNZ-79) is a multi-workstream national project aimed at analyzing nitrate uptake and nutrient leaching, Teralytic probe data efficacy and Overseer prediction validation for potato crops in multiple regions throughout New Zealand.
The overall aims are:
- To maintain vegetable and potato industries’ social license to operate
- To protect ability to grow process & export, while meeting environmental standards and maintaining international
- To ensure industry access to land, water and nutrients through National, Regional and farm programs in order to achieve industry growth
We anticipate the outcome will be a greater understanding of how much nitrate and nutrients potatoes and other vegetables take-up and how much they possibly leach, whilst also clarifying the most effective means of measuring this.