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Soil biodiversity and biogeochemical function in managed ecosystems
A complex combination of environmental, biological, chemical, and physical properties and processes determine soil biodiversity and its relationship to biogeochemical functions and ecosystem services. Vegetation, land-use, ...
Regular estimates of herbage mass can improve profitability of pasture-based dairy systems
(CSIRO Publishing, 2018-01-05)
Paddock selection is an important component of grazing management and is based on either an estimate of herbage mass, or the interval since last grazing for each paddock. Obtaining estimates of herbage mass to guide grazing ...
Dry matter accumulation and nutritive value of winter forage crops sown in Canterbury on different dates
(Taylor & Francis on behalf of The Royal Society of New Zealand, 2013)
Supplementary forage crops are used in New Zealand to overcome feed shortages during winter and early spring. The objective of this study was to maximize annual dry matter (DM) yield by optimizing sowing and harvest dates. ...