A Land and Environment Plan (LEP) is a tool that guides farmers through a recorded assessment of a farm’s land and environmental issues, and helps farmers to develop a written plan outlining how those issues will be managed. It involves a stock-take of land, soil and water resources, an assessment of production opportunities and environmental risks, and development of a plan showing what actions are going to be undertaken, where they are being targeted, and when they will be implemented.
Building on the level 1 workshop (you can still attend if you don’t have level 1), the level 2 Land Environment Plan's aim is to identify Land Management Units (LMUs), which are used as a basis for nutrient budgeting, assessing strengths and weaknesses, and estimating farm yield gap.
Opportunities are considered against SMART criteria to develop a response plan.
What to bring
To complete this Level 2 LEP workshop you will need:
- An aerial photo or farm map.
- A recent nutrient budget (if you don’t have one check with your fertiliser company for help; you can still attend if you don’t have one in time for the workshop).
- Any previous Land Environment Plans.
- Any other information you may have that will help set up your LEP.
Registration is essential, please register to Theresa Laws (B+LNZ): firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more
For more information on this workshop, email Laura Gray (B+LNZ Extension Manager Central South Island): email@example.com