Run-off from intensively farmed areas can not only cause increased soil erosion and loss of productivity but result in increased agricultural chemical contamination in local water ways. In addition, any water flowing from a property onto riparian areas that are not carefully managed can cause degradation of those areas and erosion of stream banks.
The Hort360 Run-off module can help you understand the impacts of run-off on your farming property and provide you with solutions to help reduce those impacts. Hort360 will help you understand how run-off can be controlled in-field by adopting appropriate tillage practices and maintain soil cover. Off-field strategies can also be utilised including buffer zones and collection sumps.
Hort360 is the best management practice program for horticulture. It is an online risk assessment tool designed to give you a 360-degree view of your farm business operation. Hort360 is accessible via a Growcom facilitator and/or your own login (complete and submit the registration form – https://bit.ly/2WDLMaN)
By participating in Hort360 you will have the opportunity to access on-farm technical support, on-farm training, professional networks and certification against Freshcare Environmental. All this will enable you to increase efficiencies, reduce costs, improve productivity and product quality, and build wealth.