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dc.contributor.authorWright, Lester
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-15T22:59:59Z
dc.date.available2014-01-15T22:59:59Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/5786
dc.descriptionThe New Zealand Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme develops emerging agribusiness leaders to help shape the future of New Zealand agribusiness and rural affairs. Lincoln University has been involved with this leaders programme since 1979 when it was launched with a grant from the Kellogg Foundation, USA.en
dc.description.abstractIncreased nitrogen application has potential to achieve "step change" in forage production and productivity of hill country properties. This paper reports the results of a financial evaluation of high rates of nitrogen at Limestone Downs where the farms management have experienced difficulty in meeting sheep and cattle feed requirements in late winter and spring. High rates of nitrogen (250kg N/ha in split dressings) were applied from June to September and pasture responses measured by Agresearch®. In the first year of the study large (19 kg DM/kg N) responses were achieved to applied N, and in the second year 11 kg DM/kg N within 90 days of application. The financial performance of the system was evaluated by monitoring of the whole farm system using the simulation model Stockpol®. Evaluations were completed across a four-year period, including two years prior to the application of high nitrogen rates, the transition year and for the new farm system operating at a sustainable level.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Faculty of Commerce. Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKellogg Rural Leaders Programme reporten
dc.rightsCopyright © The Author.en
dc.subjectnitrogenen
dc.subjectfertiliseren
dc.subjecthill countryen
dc.subjectfinancial evaluationen
dc.subjectproductivityen
dc.titleAn economic evaluation of high nitrogen fertiliser rates at Limestone Downsen
dc.typeMonographen
lu.contributor.unitKellogg Rural Leadersen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital report can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only.en
dc.subject.anzsrc079902 Fertilisers and Agrochemicals (Incl. Application)en
dc.subject.anzsrc0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Managementen


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