A guide to acronyms (and abbreviations), words and phrases used throughout the Environment Canterbury website. Look in the 'By Subject' tab to find groups of terms relevant to a specific topic.
Some terms might have definitions in addition to those in this glossary.
Use the online Māori Dictionary to help with translating words between Te Reo Māori/English.
- fertigation (fertiliser-irrigation) is the application of fertiliser, soil amendment, animal effluent, or reclaimed water (from food processing or wastewater treatment) with irrigation water.
- Flood carrying capacity
- the ability of a river to carry flood flows within its bed without exceeding its banks.
- Fodderbank systems
- incorporate management techniques designed to create stockfeed reserves and improve the sustainability of dryland farming. The techniques include landuse fencing, shelter, direct drilling, dryland pasture management, mulching and establishment of special use areas.
- are, simply, stockfeed reserves. Fodderbanks incorporate the concepts of feedbanks, fodder shrubs and alternative pasture species.
- Funding and financial policies
- describe how the council's work will be paid for and the mechanisms for gathering the funds (such as general rate, targeted rates, user-charges, grants).
- Fish & Game New Zealand
- Frequently Asked Question(s)
- Foundation for Arable Research
- Faecal Coliforms
- Farm Environmental Management Plan
- Fire and Emergency New Zealand
- Farm Environment Plan
- Frequency Intensity Duration Offensiveness Location (factors in reaction to odours)
- Freight Information Gathering System
- Foundation for Ministry of Research, Science and Technology
- Forest Stewardship Council
- Full-Time Equivalent
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