Landowners are increasingly looking to maximize their land use options to get the best from their land within the constraints of their land resource. They recognise that opportunities exist to include high value products such as avocados, kiwifruit and other types of horticulture on various areas of their land.
To assist landowners in this process a detailed and accurate soil map is essential. This cannot be taken from regional scale maps available in various databases and from regional councils. This requires on site soil mapping by someone with the specialised knowledge of the soils in the region and who can competently identify and map the different soil types and who understands their management requirements. At HLM we have been providing this service to landowners and helping them make informed decisions on their production options and assisting them evaluate their land use potential for many years. This service extends into land use options such as subdivisions, land amalgamation, title transfers and zoning changes. During these processes Councils often require soils to be mapped in detail to identify high class, elite or high production soils as they require protection under regional and district plans. We supply these specialised services for many landowners and Planning offices and are familiar with the requirements and necessary standards and can assist landowners in this process.