How Taupo farmers have dealt with nitrogen limits

Gareth MorganEnvironment

Yesterday reports came through that the we heard that enough farmers have signed up to a plan to limit the amount of nitrogen entering Lake Taupo. We’ve previously talked to farmer Mike Barton about this plan to save the lake from algal blooms. In this video Taupo farmer Mike Barton talks about how farmers have dealt with the nitrogen limits. This is an important lesson for the country, as today Environment Minister Nick Smith pointed out that this approach could be rolled out in other areas with water quality problems.


How Taupo farmers have dealt with nitrogen limits was last modified: December 15th, 2015 by Gareth Morgan
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Gareth Morgan is a New Zealand economist and commentator on public policy who in previous lives has been in business as an economic consultant, funds manager, and professional company director. He is also a motorcycle adventurer and philanthropist. Gareth and his wife Joanne have a charitable foundation, the Morgan Foundation, which has three main stands of philanthropic endeavour – public interest research, conservation and social investment.