Vegetable Research & Innovation

Don't Muddy the Water. Final Summary Report

Authors: Andrew Barber, Henry Stenning and Murray Hicks

Don’t Muddy the Water, was a 4 year long Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) project focussed on Erosion & Sediment (E&S) control on cultivated horticultural land. The full analysis and results are contained within their own final reports available from HortNZ.

Agrilink and NIWA conducted a trial to determine the efficiency of Sediment Retention Ponds (SRP) on cultivated horticultural land. Weirs and autosamplers measured flow rates and collected suspended sediment samples from three different sized SRPs on a cultivated vegetable production site on Pukekohe Hill in Auckland.