Tuesday 6 January 2015

Welcome to the H2Grow Blog!

We would like to welcome you to the H2Grow blog where we look forward to sharing with you some words of wisdom and examples of efficient and effective irrigation practices. It is hoped that growers will be able to gain direct economic benefits while also improving the outcomes for the environment and sustainability of farming industries as a whole.

The H2Grow blog contributors boast a range of experience in irrigation management, soil and soil water assessment, precision agriculture, irrigation technologies and farming operations. Many of the posts will include advice from other industry experts and input from growers demonstrating best practice and achieving great results. The H2Grow team includes:

Dr Anthony Davoren (HydroServices- MSc in Earth Sciences (University of Waikato), Ph.D. in Engineering Science (Washington State University). Tony established HydroServices Ltd in 1983 and specialises in irrigation management, irrigation requirements, soil water assessment, and surface and ground water resources. 

Jemma Mulvihill (Agri Optics New Zealand Ltd- B AgSci with honours (Lincoln University). Whilst an undergrad Jemma also completed a year abroad in the US at Colorado State University where she came across precision agriculture. Jemma and her parents Craige and Roz Mackenzie launched Agri Optics New Zealand Ltd in 2010, filling the gap in the ever-changing technology driven ag market in NZ.

Sarah Elliot (Lindsay NZ) - BTech with honours (Massey University), Kellogg Rural Leadership Scholar. Sarah combines her engineering background with her passion for agriculture in her current role at Lindsay NZ. Lindsay NZ (formally Precision Irrigation) developed the award winning Precision VRI variable rate irrigation technology. In her spare time Sarah helps her husband Hamish on their farm in South Canterbury. 

The H2Grow team are happy to offer their time to share their expertise in regards to efficient irrigation should you have a group that would be interested. You are more than welcome to contact any of the contributors directly using the email links (click on the photos to the right) to discuss the options further. 


Posted by Sarah Elliot from Lindsay NZ on behalf of the H2Grow team