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Five years of research has led to CRV Ambreed discovering that selective breeding will help reduce urinary nitrogen leaching on NZ farms by 20% within 20 years.
New Zealand and American scientists have discovered a previously unknown way of chemically converting reactive nitrogen, common in soil and water, into a safe form rather than a harmful greenhouse gas.
Technology used by archaeologists to find artefacts in the ground is now being trialled by New Zealand soil scientists to see if it can help mitigate nitrogen leaching on farms.
Farm comparison work will start soon to support scientifically the claim that a biologically active fertiliser system now used on 200 dairy farms reduces environmental impacts and raises profits.
Having enough nitrogen in farming systems is essential. But having too much, or not managing it wisely, can have marked effects on your farm's environment.
The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is asking for help to come up with solutions to reduce the amount of nitrogen entering Lake Rotorua from land use activities.
The environmental effects of nitrogen that determine how much effluent you can irrigate onto land, says Waikato Regional Council.