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Puzzling soil research

Research around irrigation practices and their influence on greenhouse gas emissions have come back with puzzling results.

Lincoln University PhD student Jen Owens carried out a field experiment on a commercial dairy farm measuring nitrous oxide emissions and soil oxygen concentrations under urine patches subjected to varying rates of irrigation.

Owens studies are integrated with a three year research programme by Landcare Research into greenhouse gas emissions from intensive dairying.

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'Organic demand a missed opportunity'

Consistent demand for organic produce over the last 40 years is a missed opportunity dairy farmers can’t afford to ignore any longer, says...

Sit down while you work

A Lincoln University student has designed a machine to make work easier and more efficient in vineyards.

Mike Liao’s machine allows...

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