The Sustainable Vegetable Systems Project (PNZ-79) is a multi-workstream national project aimed at analyzing nitrate uptake, nutrient leaching, 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.
March 2022 PFR Social Science Report SVS
June 2021 FOLKL-SVS-Grower Baseline Report
Milestone Reports from Plant and Food Research (PFR) and from SVS project leader Andrew Barber: