Feeding the world’s growing population
New Zealand’s reputation as a quality food producer is growing.
The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand promotes and encourages responsible and scientifically-based nutrient management.
This data will be made available to the Overseer Committee for inclusion into the Overseer model. Current values of nitrogen leaching on these soils potentially constrain the use of lucerne. Nitrogen leaching data is being generated from existing large lysimeters currently planted with lucerne. The urine collected from sheep and cattle grazing on lucerne is applied to the lysimeter to simulate urine patches under grazed lucerne.
A June End of Year report (Milestone 7) indicates that overall the research is on track. Preliminary observations include:
The Sustainable Farming Fund Project Summary and updates can be accessed at the Sustainable Farming Fund Portal – Grant Number 404960.