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Challenges and opportunities in harnessing soil disease suppressiveness for sustainable pasture production
Grasslands are an important source of biodiversity, providing a range of essential ecosystem services such as ensuring water quality and soil carbon storage. An increasing proportion of grasslands are used for pastoral ...
An innovation systems approach to understanding the impacts of grass grub damage mitigation in irrigated Canterbury dairy pastures
(New Zealand Grassland Association, 2019-10-28)
An innovation systems approach involving agribusiness representatives, researchers and farmers identified that damage caused by grass grub (Costelytra giveni) was a key factor contributing to areas of reduced yield within ...
The role of bacteria and archaea in nitrification, nitrate leaching and nitrous oxide emissions in nitrogen-rich grassland soils
(Springer, Dordrecht, 2013)
Nitrate (NO₃⁻) leaching into fresh water and nitrous oxide (N₂O) greenhouse gas emissions are two serious environmental impacts that occur from intensively grazed grassland soils. The oxidation of ammonia (NH₃) to NO₃⁻ is ...