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    Intense selection sifts out best varieties

    7 February 2022

    Terms like ‘high performance liquid chromatography, PCR testing and monoclonal anti-body immunoblot assays’ are not normally associated with the breeding of forage grasses and crops.

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  • Advice, Research and Innovation, The Experts

    New tool to measure soil mineralisable nitrogen

    7 February 2022

    The Potential Mineralisable Nitrogen (PMN) test and N mineralisation calculator are new tools to help farmers to reduce nitrogen (N) losses, save on fertiliser costs and maintain productivity.

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    Elementary essentials #5: Magnesium (Mg)

    7 February 2022

    The alkaline earth metal, magnesium (Mg) is the 12th element in the periodic table and is one of the 19 elements essential for life in all higher plants and animals on Earth.

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  • The Experts

    Reducing N fertiliser without losing performance

    15 September 2021

    Ravensdown has been involved in a DairyNZ project in Canterbury, looking into ways farmers can reduce N-loss and N inputs without sacrificing on-farm performance. Ravensdown Environmental Principal Consultant Arron Hutton and DairyNZ Farm Systems Developer Phillipa Hedley discuss some of their observations from the project.

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