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    Surviving spring!

    5 August 2020

    The extreme drought conditions in most of the North Island and top of the South, wet conditions in Southland and the West Coast coupled with farmers holding more stock over autumn and winter (due to Covid-19) has created huge pressure on pasture supply.

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    Liquid nitrogen as an option

    5 August 2020

    Following on from Dr Ants Roberts article titled ‘Surviving spring’, applying nitrogen (N) in liquid form can provide an alternative and convenient option for sprayer or irrigation applications.

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    Elementary essentials #2: Phosphorus (P)

    5 August 2020

    The non-metallic element phosphorus (P) is the 15th element in the periodic table and is one of the 19 elements essential for life in all higher plants and animals on planet Earth. Phosphorus makes up about 1% of the body weight of mammals and is the second most abundant mineral in the body.

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    Superphosphate – phosphate with benefits

    5 August 2020

    New Zealand agriculture relies heavily on pasture legumes to increase and maintain the soil nitrogen (N) pool. It is the size and rate of turnover of this soil N pool that is often the dominant determinant in how much pasture a farm will be able to grow annually. Optimising the growth and function of the legume to be able to fix N, requires a good supply of phosphorus (P) and sulphur (S), as well as other major and trace elements.

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