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Te Ahuwhenua and the 'Sons' of the Soil': A history of the Maori-Farmer-of-the-Year award
(Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, 2011)
The Ahuwhenua Trophy is awarded in an annual contest for the Māori Farmer-of-the-Year and was first held in 1932. The competition was initially between small-scale family farms and continued government modernisation ...
A new pest management research facility: Scion’s large-scale precision track sprayer
(New Zealand Plant Protection Society (Inc), 2014)
A new large scale precision track sprayer has been developed and evaluated for spray deposition and pesticide application research under controlled conditions. The spray room is fitted with a 4 m wide electrically driven ...
Cost effective minerals
(South Island Dairy Event (SIDE)., 2003)
In this paper an outline is given to the trace mineral supplementation used on the Lincoln University dairy farm, the cost of the programme and the results achieved.
Drift reducing potential of low drift nozzles with the use of spray-hoods
(The New Zealand Plant Protection Society Inc., 2014)
A field study was conducted in November 2013 to assess the drift reduction potential of a three headed spray-hood unit with either DG95-02 or DG95-015 low-drift nozzles used with the hoods either on or off (DG nozzles ...
Report on SIDE project: pasture analysis to investigate the spring milk production dip
(South Island Dairying Development Centre (SIDDC)., 2007-05)
The objective of this project was a more detailed investigation of the rapid decline in milksolids production experienced at LUDF during late October and November in the 2003/04, 2004/05 and 2005/06 seasons. Analysis of ...
Dry matter production and water use of dryland cocksfoot/lupin and lucerne pastures in the third year after establishment
(Lincoln University, 2017-11-14)
Cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata) is a preferred grass option for dryland pastures on high country farms in the South Island of New Zealand. However, increasing the productivity of cocksfoot based pastures with legumes is ...
Analysis of the keratin associated protein gene KRTAP6-1 in New Zealand Wiltshire sheep
(Lincoln University, 2016-11-14)
Keratin associated proteins (KAPs) and keratins (Ks) are key elements in the structure of wool fibre and determine the phenotypes seen in sheep. The abundance of the KAP gene family (KRTAP-n) varies in wool fibre. Variation ...
Effect of grass species and sowing methods on Pyronota species (P. setosa and P. festiva: Scarabaeidae) in a traditional farm system
(Lincoln University, 2016-07-11)
Manuka beetles (Pyronota festiva and P. setosa) have become a serious and persistent pest on developed land on the West Coast of New Zealand. The broad spectrum insecticide diazinon has failed to adequately control this ...
What’s wrong with the 50/50 sharemilking contract!:' the decline of the herd owning sharemilker'
(Lincoln University. Faculty of Commerce. Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme., 2013)
Something seems wrong with the 50/50 contract because it is in decline. Sharemilking in New Zealand has been the main stepping stone up the Dairy Industry career pathway into farm ownership since the early 1900s. It has ...
Integration of crop and dairy farms
(New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM), 2014-06)
In this article we report on case study investigations in 2012 of seven farm businesses in mid-Canterbury. These are part of a further evolution within some of the region’s dairy industry towards the integration of crop ...