Displaying items by tag: nitrogen

Thursday, 19 November 2020 07:55

Wood chips to help solve nitrogen problem

Preventing nitrogen getting into waterways is high on the priority list for many farmers and growers.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 04 November 2020 10:25

Nitrogen fertiliser ban not the answer

OPINION: Synthetic nitrogen fertiliser is suffering from a PR problem in New Zealand.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 07 October 2020 06:55

Breeding beef to reduce N leaching

Ben and Yvonne Lee weren’t born into farming but have taken it up with vigour.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 23 September 2020 12:43

Balance needed between regulation and innovation

OPINION: In recent years, New Zealand’s farmers have found themselves subject to increasingly strict rules and regulations.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 09 September 2020 08:40

Is nitrate leaching an issue with sheep?

While it is well known that nitrate leeching is a major problem with cattle – both dairy and beef – what about with sheep grazing?

Published in Management
Friday, 21 August 2020 12:57

Right genetics could reduce leaching

Widespread use of genetics for low-N dairy cows could result in a 20% reduction in nitrogen leaching in 20 years, says CRV Ambreed.

Published in Management
Friday, 31 July 2020 09:12

Nitrate poisoning risks post drought

Cases of nitrate poisoning are being reported in the Hawke’s Bay region after recent rain.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 17 June 2020 10:45

Sorting the manure from the facts on nitrogen

Dr Jacqueline Rowarth on our misunderstandings about the role of nitrogen.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 10:50

Nitrogen caps bound to fail

The Government’s decision to cap nitrogen fertiliser inputs at 190 kg N/ha per year is doomed to fail because it ignores basic science, claims soil scientist Doug Edmeades.

Published in General News

New research is seeking to understand the role hardy catch crops can play in reducing nitrate leaching.

Published in Management
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