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The influence of spring grazing management on yield and water use of rainfed lucerne
(New Zealand Grasslands Association, 2019-11-04)
Flexible spring grazing management can increase the use of lucerne on farms. However, the negative impacts of set stocking on the survival of plants usually preclude its use. In this experiment, crops of ‘Stamina 5’ lucerne ...
Potential biological control of take-all disease in perennial ryegrass
(New Zealand Plant Protection Society (Inc), 2019-07-28)
Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) is the major pasture grass in New Zealand but is highly susceptible to take-all disease, caused by the root-rot pathogen Gaeumannomyces graminis (Gg). Isolates of the fungus Trichoderma ...
Animal performance changes over 11 years after implementing a lucerne grazing system on Bog Roy Station
(New Zealand Grassland Association, 2019-11-04)
In 2008, Bog Roy was run as a typical high-country station with merino ewes and lambs set stocked for long periods of the year, with 60 ha of lucerne grown for hay. Over the next 7 years, the lucerne and ryecorn areas ...
A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production
(American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2019-10-16)
Human land use threatens global biodiversity and compromises multiple ecosystem functions critical to food production. Whether crop yield-related ecosystem services can be maintained by a few dominant species or rely on ...
Combined cultivation pattern reduces soil erosion and nutrient loss from sloping farmland on red soil in Southwestern China
Crops are usually planted on sloping land in mountainous areas due to limited suitable land area. This results in serious soil erosion and loss of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) to land degradation and water eutrophication. ...
Production of microsclerotia from entomopathogenic fungi and use in maize seed coating as delivery for biocontrol against Fusarium graminearum
(Frontiers Media S.A., 2020-12)
The commercial use of the entomopathogenic fungi Metarhizium spp. in biopesticides has gained more interest since the discovery that several species of this genus are able to colonize roots. In general, commercial products ...