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Are root exudation or rainfall on treated plants likely causes of pasture damage after wiper application of herbicides?
(Weeds Society of Western Australia, 2016-09-11)
Wiper application of herbicides to weeds sometimes causes damage to pasture plants, especially white clover, growing immediately under the wiped weeds. Two experiments were conducted to determine the potential for either ...
Improving aerial topdressing in New Zealand through particle ballistics modelling and accuracy trials
(Fertilizer & Lime Research Centre Massey University, 2016-06-01)
Fixed wing aircraft are utilised in New Zealand to apply dry bulk fertiliser on hill country farms. The fertiliser is most often applied manually as a blanket rate over the entire farm. Previous study indicates that this ...
Measuring the spread patterns of spreaders under normal field conditions compared to test conditions
(Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre, 2016-06-01)
Hill country pastures in the southern North Island of New Zealand: an overview
The 4 million ha of hill country pastures in New Zealand grow mostly on steep slopes and soils of naturally low soil fertility. Pastures are based on approximately 25 exotic species introduced within the last 130 years ...
Resilience, risk and entrepreneurship
(International Food and Agribusiness Management Association, 2016-05-01)
Farmers worldwide face an increasingly turbulent environment. Successful farmers are those that adapt to shifts in the environment to capture the opportunities from such disturbance and outperform those who do not adapt. ...
Potential for bioenergy generation and nutrient recycling in horticultural production systems in New Zealand
(International Society for Horticultural Science, 2016)
Renewable energy can be produced from a number of sources, including plant biomass. One of the most efficient technologies to generate bioenergy from plant biomass is on-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) producing biogas. ...