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A NEW, free, on­line tool for the dairy in­dus­try is pro­vid­ing farm­ers plant­ing out wa­ter­ways with a com­pre­hen­sive, easy-to-use sys­tem.

The Ri­par­ian Plan­ner Tool helps you map out wa­ter­ways, and work out costs and tasks around fenc­ing, plant­ing and main­te­nance in one handy plan. There are also re­sources on the best plants to use re­gion by re­gion so you can get the right plants for your par­tic­u­lar cli­matic re­quire­ments.

There is also prac­ti­cal in­for­ma­tion on pre­vent­ing ero­sion, cre­at­ing cross­ings over wa­ter­ways, man­ag­ing drains, and fenc­ing, in­clud­ing how to deal with dif­fer­ent types of soil, to­pog­ra­phy and water flow.

By Liza Adams Bate­man, paper­back, 128 pages $35

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