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Reduced root water uptake of summer maize grown in water-repellent soils simulated by HYDRUS-1D
Soil water repellency (SWR) is an ubiquitous soil property, that has major effects on surface and subsurface water flow, soil erosion, and therefore also affects plant growth and development. Soil water repellency has been ...
Promoting athlete welfare: A proposal for an international surveillance system
(Elsevier on behalf of Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2020-02)
Efforts to ensure the welfare of athletes have long existed in sport but have heightened recently across numerous countries in response to shocking revelations of sexual abuse in sport. Cases such as the sexual abuse of ...
The effect of internet usage on perceptions of social fairness: Evidence from rural China
Using Chinese Social Survey data for 6205 geographically distributed rural households, this paper assesses the impact of Internet usage on social fairness perceptions (SFPs) among Chinese farmers. To address the potential ...
Forage chicory model: Development and evaluation
Chicory has been promoted as an alternative forage crop for livestock farming. It can produce large biomass yields and is highly palatable to animals. However, managing forage chicory in pastoral farms can be challenging ...
Farm machinery use and maize yields in China: An analysis accounting for selection bias and heterogeneity
Crop production in developing and emerging countries is increasingly dependent on the usage of farm machinery. However, it remains unclear whether low-productive and high-productive farmers beneﬁt equally from farm machinery ...
Evaluating capacitive wetness sensors for measuring deposition in electrostatically charged spraying operations
Standard methods for measuring pesticide deposition include water sensitive paper and fibre (paper or cord) collectors, which require time consuming manual steps to gather, process and interpret results. Measurement of ...
Leadership development is self-development
In 2019 I took part in Horticulture New Zealand Leadership programme and am extremely proud to be one of the 250 alumni.
Risk factors for the conservation of saltmarsh vegetation and blue carbon revealed by earthquake-induced sea-level rise
Vegetated coastal ecosystems (VCEs) are in global decline and sensitive to climate change; yet may also assist its mitigation through high rates of ‘blue’ carbon sequestration and storage. Alterations of relative sea-level ...
Observations from radar scans of grape vines conducted over a growing season
A series of S-band radar scans of grape vines conducted over the growing season including post-harvest. From these radar scans two-dimensional mass distributions were obtained and these are presented for two different ...
Variation in the KRTAP6-3 gene and its association with wool characteristics in Pakistani sheep breeds and breed-crosses
(Springer Nature B.V., 2020-06-15)
This study investigated variation in the keratin-associated proteins gene, KRTAP6-3, in 5 Pakistani sheep breeds/crosses using polymerase chain reaction-single strand confirmation polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) analysis. Different ...