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The effect of diverse pasture and Italian ryegrass on urine patch size and plant nitrogen uptake
(Lincoln University, 2016-11-15)
The intensification of the dairy industry in New Zealand has prompted the use of fertiliser and legumes to produce productive pastures with high nitrogen content. High quality pastures create an imbalance between nitrogen ...
Institutional factors affecting value added by agricultural cooperatives in St. Lucia
(Lincoln University, 2016-08-02)
St. Lucia intends to privatise its marketing and processing parastatals, and expects agricultural cooperatives to play a much greater role in value-adding. For most of St. Lucia’s agricultural cooperatives, this will require ...
Development of a new in situ system to measure nitrate leaching losses from winter grazed fodder beet
(Lincoln University, 2016-11-10)
Nitrate (NO₃⁻) leaching from agriculture has become an increasigly important issue in New Zealand. There has been an increase in NO₃⁻ leaching in recent years, with the cause of this mainly due to increases in cattle numbers ...
An investigation of the effects of plantain (Plantago lanceolata) ingestion on kidney function in sheep
(Lincoln University, 2016-11-04)
The mechanism causing diuresis following ingestion of plantain as the sole dietary component of sheep was investigated. For three days two groups of sheep (n = 8) were fed either sufficient ryegrass or plantain (Agricom ...
Irrigation scheduling: a soft adaptor to weather uncertainties and irrigation efficiency improvement initiatives
(Lincoln University, 2016-05-27)
Expanding dairy farming around the world including the Canterbury region of New Zealand is causing increasing demand for irrigation, placing more pressure on already stressed water resources. The challenge for New Zealand ...
Effect on nitrate leaching of plant N uptake in the perimeter of a urine patch
(Lincoln University, 2016-11-14)
Intensification of New Zealand’s grazed pasture systems over the past decade has brought focus upon the negative impacts of agriculture on the environment. The important issue of nitrate leaching losses is currently driving ...