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Processors and farmers: Working together to improve outcomes
The productivity of New Zealand’s sheep and beef farmers has increased over the past decade. However, on-farm productivity needs to lift further for New Zealand’s red meat to continue to be competitive in world markets. ...
An assessment of MitAgator: A farm-scale tool to estimate and manage the loss of contaminants from land to water
(American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2016)
Land users and managers require decision support tools (DSTs) that enable them to estimate losses of contaminants from land to freshwater. MitAgator is a DST that estimates losses of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), sediment, ...
Dairy industry scenarios: Informing dairy farm systems for the future
(Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management, 2015-10)
The purpose of the Dairy Farm Systems for the Future project is to explore how best to identify and design farming systems best suited to the changing environment and farmer circumstances. The first step in the project ...
Innovation uncertainty impacts the adoption of smarter farming approaches
(Frontiers Media S.A., 2020-03-20)
There are increasing opportunities to use smart farming technologies for improved management of farming systems. However, there is limited understanding of how the potential can be translated into effective use in the ...
Are organic standards sufficient to ensure sustainable agriculture? Lessons from New Zealand's ARGOS and Sustainability Dashboard projects
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2015-07-14)
Our review concludes that organic standards need to account for a broader set of criteria in order to retain claims to ‘sustainability’. Measurements of the ecological, economic and social outcomes from over 96 kiwifruit, ...
Next generation systems; A framework for prioritising innovation
Primary production industries are constantly changing in response to external factors such as new market opportunities, consumer demands, changing community expectations of the social and environmental outcomes associated ...