Andrew Barber is an agricultural engineering consultant, specialising in energy and resource use efficiency right across the agricultural and horticultural industries. His company, Agrilink NZ, supports Horticulture New Zealand, Product Groups and NZ GAP, in the areas of erosion & sediment control, nutrients, agrichemicals, water, and the emissions trading scheme. Andrew previously worked with Sustainable Winegrowing NZ on the NZ Sustainability Dashboard Project, where individualised and national level benchmarking reports were developed. Lessons learned from this project could be equally applicable to other horticultural production. We are currently trialling erosion and sediment benchmarking reports for the outdoor vegetable industry.