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Reducing winter nitrogen loss

Friday, 8 May 2015, 1:28 pm | Bala Tikkisetty Waikato Regional Council

Reducing winter nitrogen loss Bala Tikkisetty With the coldest months of the year just around the corner, it’s important to bear in mind that farmers should be particularly cautious when applying nitrogen fertilisers to pasture or crops during winter. Winter ... More >>

Protecting peat soils

Friday, 13 February 2015, 2:53 pm | Bala Tikkisetty Waikato Regional Council

Protecting peat soils Bala Tikkisetty Peat soils, in their natural state, have high organic matter content, low nutrient levels and water table fluctuations, so they behave differently from mineral soils in terms of nutrient transformations and cycling. ... More >>

Cultivating the right approach

Monday, 13 October 2014, 12:14 pm | Bala Tikkisetty Waikato Regional Council

Mechanical cultivation of paddocks for producing summer forage or fodder crop is a common sight on farms at this time of year. This is also a time when high intensity local storms are common, adding substantial risk to an important farming practice. More >>

Better ‘banking’, better water

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 3:55 pm | Bala Tikkisetty Waikato Regional Council

By Bala Tikkisetty Winter weather can place increased strain on the banks of farm waterways, increasing the risk of erosion from them affecting water quality. So it’s timely to look at the issues involved in erosion generally and land management practices ... More >>

Protecting peat performance

Friday, 6 December 2013, 12:54 pm | Bala Tikkisetty Waikato Regional Council

Protecting peat performance By Bala Tikkisetty Protecting the productivity of low nutrient peat soils is essential if they are to be farmed successfully. In Waikato, there are around 90,000 hectares of these soils around the region, particularly near ... More >>

Be wary in winter with nitrogen

Tuesday, 11 June 2013, 1:12 pm | Bala Tikkisetty Waikato Regional Council

Winter applications of nitrogen are generally least effective in promoting grass growth. Slow growth of pasture and high rainfall in winter can result in nitrate leaching before plants can take it up. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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