Research Archive

Department of Agricultural Sciences

Research Archive

Department of Agricultural Sciences

 

The Department of Agricultural Sciences consists of animal science, plant science and farm management and agribusiness staff members.

The range of research conducted is quite extensive including: conversion of forests into pasture, alternative dryland pasture species, grain legume agronomy, sustainability in farming systems, nitrogen fixation and nitrogen cycling, shelter on dairy farms, economic viability of NZ farming systems, animal nutrition, immunology etc.

Recent Submissions

  • Brown, H. E.; Jamieson, P. D.; Brooking, I. R.; Moot, Derrick J.; Huth, N. I. (Oxford University Press (OUP) on behalf of the Annals of Botany Company, 2013-12)
    Background and Aims - A model to predict anthesis time of a wheat plant from environmental and genetic information requires integration of current concepts in physiological and molecular biology. This paper describes the ...
  • Lincoln University Dryland Pastures Research Team; Department of Agricultural Sciences (Lincoln University. Dryland Pastures Research, 2016-10-14)
    This project, initiated in 2015 and funded by the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF Project 408090), was created to identify, describe and promote methods to increase the subterranean clover content on summer dry farms throughout ...
  • Andrews, M.; Andrews, M. E. (MDPI, 2017-04)
    Most species in the Leguminosae (legume family) can fix atmospheric nitrogen (N₂) via symbiotic bacteria (rhizobia) in root nodules. Here, the literature on legume-rhizobia symbioses in field soils was reviewed and ...
  • Cheng, L.; Nicol, A. M.; Dewhurst, R. J.; Edwards, G. R. (Cambridge University Press (CUP) on behalf of the Animal Consortium, 2013-08)
    The main objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between partitioning and isotopic fractionation of nitrogen (N) in sheep consuming diets with varying ratios of N to water-soluble carbohydrate (WSC). ...
  • Laubach, J.; Taghizadeh-Toosi, A.; Gibbs, S. J.; Sherlock, R. R.; Kelliher, F. M.; Grover, S. P. P. (Copernicus Publications on behalf of European Geosciences Union, 2013)
    Twelve cattle were kept for three days in a circular area of 16 m radius on short pasture and fed with freshly-cut pasture. Ammonia (NH₃) emissions from the urine and dung excreted by the cattle were measured with a ...

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