The challenges of the farming shoulder seasons

As we head into May, June and July, farming operations around the country are facing significant challenges around water use. The eastern North Island farms are dealing with a drought, with no sign of respite in the near future. NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll said Hawkes Bay, Coromandel Peninsula, Auckland and… Read more »

Watermetrics welcomes new Agronomist – Richard Campion

We are excited to welcome a new team member at Watermetrics – our Agronomist, Richard Campion. Richard’s love for farming began as he started his career as a Farm Supervisor at Landcorp Farming Ltd. Looking for additional opportunities he undertook postgraduate study at Lincoln University. Richard obtained a Post Graduate qualification… Read more »

COVID-19 Lockdown update

Update: As of 27 May 2020, Watermetrics is operating business as usual now and we have returned to our offices. Please contact us via our 0800 493-762 or email support@watermetrics.co.nz if you have any questions With the Level 3 Lockdown in place, Watermetrics take its obligations to ensure the safety of our staff and… Read more »

Major efficiency gains for irrigation

Case study: Implementation of Watermetrics soil moisture and temperature probes improves irrigation decisions for Ness Brothers Originally from the same dairy farm in Winchmore, the Ness Brothers – Matt, Simon and Jerard – established their own operations in 1997, but they still work as a team. Matt farms 435 hectares… Read more »

Watermetrics exhibiting at Effluent Expo

New Zealand’s only Effluent and Environment Expo is getting ready to kick off. Taking place at the Mystery Creek Events Centre in Hamilton, the expo runs over two days: Tuesday November 19 and Wednesday November 20. The expo focuses on farm nutrient management advice, products and services. It’s aimed at… Read more »