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dc.contributor.authorCampion Richarden
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-07T21:04:53Z
dc.date.issued2011-03en
dc.identifier.citationCampion, R. (2011). Utilising lucernes potenial for dairy farming. Proceedings of the 18th International Farm Managment Congress, Methven, March 2011. Canterbury, New Zealand: International Farm Management Association.en
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-990056-7-5en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/5126
dc.description.abstractNew Zealand farming systems are based on ryegrass and white clover pastures. Production from these pastures under irrigation does not get much better than 17,000 kg of dry matter per hectare per year. This response relies on irrigation and nitrogen applications. Future potential lies in exploring species changes, or cropping to grow more dry matter. This paper discusses using lucerne to alter the farming system in irrigated dairy farming. Lucerne has been shown to grow up to 24,000 kg dry matter per year in irrigated trial situations. Lucerne does not require nitrogen applications and has shown to be beneficial in assisting with nitrate removal. Projected budgets show a lucerne system can generate high returns. However a change of this magnitude will require changes to farming systems. It is very important to manage lucerne correctly. Farmer experience has shown that it is not difficult to change and the potential benefits are high.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Farm Managment Association.en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - International Farm Managment Association.en
dc.subjectfarm systemsen
dc.subjectdry matteren
dc.subjectlucerneen
dc.subjectnitrogenen
dc.subjectMedicago sativaen
dc.subjectdairy farmingen
dc.titleUtilising lucernes potenial for dairy farmingen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Land Management and Systemsen
pubs.notesPaper presented at the 18th International Farm Management Congress 2011, Methven, Canterbury, New Zealand.en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/LAMS
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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