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Couple top Kiwi green farmers

13 August 2013

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Craige and Roz Mackenzie are the winners of the 2013 Farm Environment Awards. They practice precision farming using cutting edge technology, including soil mapping and variable irrigation. They describe precision farming as “five R's . . . It's about the right input being used in the right amount – and being put in the right place, at the right time, and in the right manner.”

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Other useful resources

Craige and Roz Mackenzie were recently interviewed on Radio New Zealand Country and have a YouTube clip on precision farming.

Discussion starters

  • Technological systems: Use this and other examples to explain the variety of roles played by subsystems in a complex technological system. (level 6)
  • Characteristics of technological outcomes: Use this and other examples to discuss the interactions between technological outcomes, people, and social and physical environments within particular socio-technological environments. (level 6 )

Keywords: variable irrigation technological systems, precision farming, soil mapping, characteristics of technology

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