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    Droughts: How to generate more from less

    5 August 2020

    Climate change research predicts that farmers will face increasing climatic extremes. This suggests that the future survival of farming businesses in New Zealand will depend upon farmers' ability to design and manage resilient farming systems that can cope with climatic extremes and variability1.

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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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