Vegetable Research & Innovation

Holding it Together (increasing nitrogen levels in vegetables)

New Zealand’s vegetable industry relies heavily on the surface 15cm of soil. However, there are increasing concerns about the environmental and economic sustainability of current production practices which can expose this soil surface to damage from rainfall, irrigation and wind. This project, “Holding It Together”, aims to identify and implement improved best management practices for sustainable soil surfaces that address the challenges of key regions and land uses.