The Gisborne Herald: Cutting carbon a matter of farms adopting science

Precision agriculture is key to improved sustainability, according to a Methven farmer.

Craige Mackenzie was one of the recipients of the prestigious Nuffield Farming Scholarships in 2008, and used his scholarship to study precision agriculture as a means of carbon emissions from farming.

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“One disappointment was seeing the amazing amount of good science that has been developed throughout the world, but not transferred to and adopted by farmers.

“The Nuffield Scholarship was a brilliant opportunity for Craige to see examples of cutting-edge precision agriculture technology.

“”This will be our quickest way forward in improving farming’s sustainability and could provide us with the next Agricultural Revolution,” Craige says.”