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Investigation of methods to predict groundwater redox status with variable amounts of available well data

Hydrological Society Annual Conference, December 2018
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International Consumer Preferences: Evidence Finder

This interactive table provides evidence for the range of premiums that New Zealand export customers are willing to pay for attributes such as organic certification.…
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Denitrification in Shallow groundwaters – an ecosystem service or a pollution swap

Our observations highlight the influence of different hydrogeological settings on spatial variability of partial or complete (benign) denitrification in shallow groundwaters. A better understanding and…
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Estimating and modelling the risk of redox-sensitive phosphorus loss from saturated soils using different soil tests

Phosphorus (P) loss from agricultural soils can negatively affect water quality. Models and management to decrease losses increasingly focus on P that is available and…
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Guiding phosphorus stewardship for multiple ecosystems services

We propose a conceptual framework‚ the ‘phosphorus ecosystem services cascade' (PESC)‚ to integrate the key ecosystem processes and functions that moderate the relationship between P…
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Perspectives on how Market Forces and Regulation are Shaping the Future of NZ Farming

Weed Science Society of America, February 2019, New Orleans USA
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NZ’s Catchment and Biodiversity Groups: Goals, Activities & Needs – webinar

In this webinar, Jim Sinner and Marc Tadaki of Cawthron present the findings of a survey of catchment and biodiversity groups. The survey was conducted…
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Monitoring Freshwater Improvement Actions

Monitoring the effectiveness of interventions and mitigation actions on freshwater improvement
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Minimizing phosphorus leaching from a sandy clay loam caused by phosphorus fertilizers

At moderate to high fertilization rates, sandy-textured soils can leach much phosphorus (P) threatening surface water quality. High rates are used to compensate for P…
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