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Soil compaction affecting 75% of dairying lands in NZ, environmental report finds

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 21 Oct 2015

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - The government's new national environmental reporting regime has kicked off with a benchmark report covering known data for five key areas, with highlighted findings including declining freshwater quality through intensively used land and three-quarters of all dairying land suffering from compaction. The first report produced since the passage through the parliament last month of the Environmental Reporting Act collates all data available in 2013 to cover the environmental quality of New Zealand's freshwater, marine,...

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