Science and Research
Fertigation – Tried and Tested
Fertigation for the future
The recent introduction of fertigation to Summit dairy farm in Oxford, Canterbury has been an exciting project for owner Cam Henderson, who said the investment was all about providing resilience for the future to his pastoral farming operation.
Fertigation here to stay
Farming on extensive Otago land and getting the best out of it for animals is important to Omakau sheep and beef farmer, Andrew Paterson. The introduction of fertigation has been a valuable asset for this purpose.
Split Fertilizer Application Helps Optimize Nutrient Management
Split nitrogen (N) fertilizer applications can play an important role in a nutrient management strategy that is productive, profitable and environmentally responsible. Dividing total nitrogen application into two or more treatments can help growers enhance nutrient efficiency, promote optimum yields and mitigate the loss of nutrients.
The Relationship of Milk Urea Nitrogen to Urine Nitrogen Excretion in Holstein and Jersey Cows
The objectives of this study were to assess the relationship between urinary nitrogen excretion (UN, g/d) and milk urea nitrogen concentration (MUN, mg/dl) and whether the types of carbohydrates fed interacts with the dietary CP and the breed (size) of cows to affect this relationship.
SFF – Fertigation Project
Fertigation is the practice of adding fertilisers (liquid or soluble solids) to irrigation water and distributed through the irrigation system. Although not new to agriculture globally, fertigation is more commonly practiced in horticulture and viticulture in NZ.