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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 ...
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. ...
Antigen-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes target airway CD103+ and CD11b+ dendritic cells to suppress allergic inflammation
(Nature Publishing Group, 2016-01)
Allergic airway inflammation is driven by the recognition of inhaled allergen by T helper type 2 (Th2) cells in the airway and lung. Allergen-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) can strongly reduce airway inflammation, ...
Genetics of alternative definitions of feed efficiency in grazing lactating dairy cows
The objective of this study was to estimate genetic parameters for measures of energy conversion efficiency (ECE), energy balance (EB), net energy intake (NEI), net energy of lactation (NEL) and body weight (BW), within ...