Underfunded Overseer farm management tool needs thorough review: Upton

Paul McBeth
Wed, 12 Dec 2018

By Paul McBeth Dec. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Simon Upton, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, wants the government to undertake a strategic review of the Overseer farm management tool, which has been hampered by under-funding since day one.  Overseer is used by farmers to help calculate their nutrient loss and has been increasingly adopted by local authorities to maintain and regulate freshwater quality. Modelling the run-off and leaching makes it easier for farmers to work out the level of fertiliser needed to encourage pastur...

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