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dc.contributor.authorCameron, Keith C.en
dc.contributor.authorDi, Hong J.en
dc.contributor.authorMoir, James L.en
dc.contributor.authorChristie, R.en
dc.contributor.authorPilbrow, R.en
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-01T04:38:21Z
dc.date.issued2005-04en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/573
dc.description.abstractThe recent report by the New Zealand Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, called "Growing for Good", highlighted the adverse impacts that nitrate leaching can have on water quality. It called for a 'redesigning for sustainability' of New Zealand farming in order to reduce the impacts of intensive farming and achieve more sustainable farming systems. Reducing the leaks in the nitrogen cycle provides an opportunity to reduce the impact of dairying on the environment. The development of a new soil treatment method, called eco-n technology, can be used to improve the efficiency of the nitrogen cycle, reduce the environmental impacts of dairy farming and at the same time increase farm productivity. The development of 'eco-n' technology by Lincoln University and Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-operative Ltd is therefore a significant step towards 'redesigning for sustainability'. Our research results show that eco-n can: reduce nitrate leaching by 60%; reduce cation leaching by 50%; reduce nitrous oxide emissions (a potent greenhouse gas) by 75%; increase spring pasture production by 20%; and increase annual pasture production by 15% per year. This paper will cover the science behind the development of eco-n technology and the practical application of using eco-n technology.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Large Herds Associationen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - New Zealand Large Herds Associationen
dc.source2nd International Large Herds Conferenceen
dc.subjectsoilen
dc.subjectnitrateen
dc.subjectnitrogen cycleen
dc.subjectleachingen
dc.subjectnitrification inhibitoren
dc.subjecteco-nen
dc.subjectdairyingen
dc.titleImproved nitrogen management with eco-n nitrification inhibitor : an example of "growing for good"en
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300100 Soil and Water Sciences::300103 Soil chemistryen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300800 Environmental Scienceen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Soil and Physical Sciencesen
pubs.notesPaper prepared for the 2nd International Large Herds Conference field trip to the Lincoln University Dairy Farm, 19 April 2005.en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/SOILS
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.start-date2005-04-19en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-7631-1636
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-6966-0299
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0001-6677-3901
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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