Displaying items by tag: nitrogen

Thursday, 30 May 2019 08:51

Catch crops crunch leaching — research

The key to using a catch crop to reduce onfarm nitrate leaching is to get it in the ground as soon as possible after winter feeding, says Plant and Food scientist Dr Brendon Malcolm.

Published in General News
Friday, 22 February 2019 09:16

Plantain can reduce N-leaching

Game-changing new research into how plantain crops can reduce nitrogen (N) loss from dairy farms will see upper Manawatu farmers at the forefront of dairy science.

Published in Management
Thursday, 14 February 2019 07:25

Plaintain research can save farmers

Plantain could ‘save’ some Manawatu dairy farmers faced with cutting nitrogen losses from pasture by 60%, comments DairyNZ.

Published in Management
Monday, 11 February 2019 12:54

Promising results from denitrification wall

A world-first denitrification wall at Silverstream, North Canterbury designed to reduce high groundwater nitrate levels is working as anticipated.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 14:55

Small tweaks won’t fix nitrogen problem

Farmers will have to look at their fundamental farming systems if they are to meet future nitrogen leaching limits.

Published in General News
Thursday, 06 December 2018 10:58

Boring

This old mutt has been a long-time critic of the multi-national, tax-dodging, political activist group Greenpeace for its sustained and never-ending attacks on the New Zealand farming sector.

Published in The Hound
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:24

Nitrogen inhibitor to make a comeback

Ravensdown is hoping its Eco-N product for reducing nitrogen leaching from pastures could soon be back on the shelves.

Published in General News
Saturday, 27 October 2018 11:55

Breeding for lower nitrogen excretion

More farmers have asked this year about CRV Ambreed’s LowN sires, as they aim to start breeding for lower milk urea nitrogen concentration (MUN), says product manager Peter van Elzakker.

Published in Management
Friday, 24 August 2018 13:25

Farm plans help reduce N loss

Farming practices now piloted by Mid Canterbury dairy farmers Grant and Jan Early could show other New Zealand farmers how they can successfully reduce their environmental impacts.  

Published in Management
Friday, 04 August 2017 12:55

N diverted to milk yield means less excretion

Research shows that cows bred for low urea concentration end up using more nitrogen for milk protein productions.

Published in Management
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