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Crossing the species barrier: investigating vertical transmission of a fungal endophyte from tall fescue within a novel ryegrass association
(Lincoln University, 2017-02-28)
Many Poaceae grasses form a symbiosis with Epichloë fungal endophytes. Initially a serious problem in agriculture due to their production of alkaloids toxic to livestock, endophyte strains were identified that were less ...
The influence of water and nitrogen on growth and development of fodder beet (Beta vulgaris)
(Lincoln University, 2018-02-21)
Fodder beet (Beta vulgaris L. subsp. vulgaris var. Alba) is commonly grown in New Zealand as a forage crop to feed dairy cattle. It has high potential yields and feed quality advantage over other traditional winter crops ...
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 ...
Optical sensors for variable rate nitrogen application in dairy pastures
(New Zealand Grassland Association, 2017)
Reducing the amount of nitrogen (N) fertiliser applied to dairy pastures down to agronomically optimised levels would have positive economic and environmental results. The ability of commercially available optical sensors ...
Effect of using a catch crop to reduce nitrate leaching losses from winter grazed fodder beet soil
(Lincoln University, 2017-11-13)
Grazing of winter forage crops such as fodder beet (Beta vulgaris L.) and kale (Brassica oleracea L.) is a common management option for increasing winter feed supply on New Zealand farms. This practice is most often ...
An investigation of the incorporation of a standoff facility with the grazing of fodder beet in a Canterbury dairy wintering system
(Lincoln University, 2014)
Dairy farmers are under scrutiny for the negative effect their farming operations have on the environment, particularly in regard to nitrate leaching. The National Policy Statement for Freshwater has directed regional ...
Autumn nitrogen effects on perrenial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) and cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L.) pastures in dryland Canterbury.
(Lincoln University, 2012)
This research examined the effects of autumn nitrogen application at five rates (0, 50, 100, 200 and 400 kg N/ha) on dry matter production and the nutritive value of cocksfoot and perennial ryegrass, and the subterranean ...
Dry matter production of Lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) under rotational grazing at Ashley Dene
(Lincoln University, 2012)
Lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) is a key legume for dryland farming systems in New Zealand. This experiment compared dry matter production of seven lucerne cultivars across six paddocks in a rotationally grazed system. ...
Active optical sensing of canopies in pasture management
(NZ Grassland Association, 2015)
Commercial units of Active Optical Sensor (AOS) systems are designed for sensing arable crops to estimate the required amount of nitrogen fertiliser and are well established in intensive arable cropping systems in ...
Urine patch area coverage of an intensively stocked dairy pasture
(Lincoln University., 2010-08)
The objective of this study was to develop a new method to quantify seasonal and annual urine patch area coverage under an intensive dairy farming system.