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Kuaha Matihiko Digital Gateway

Kuaha Matihiko: Digital Gateway

A digital gateway to data and tools that is user-friendly, open-access, inclusive, collaborative and trustworthy
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More diverse, resilient, healthy landscapes by 2030 – webinar

Farmers, growers and all those who care for our land want to help build a resilient, healthy and thriving agri-food and fibre system. The role…
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Role of organic anions and phosphatase enzymes in phosphorus acquisition in the rhizosphere of legumes and grasses grown in a low phosphorus pasture soil

Rhizosphere processes play a critical role in phosphorus (P) acquisition by plants and microbes, especially under P-limited conditions. Here, we investigated the impacts of nutrient…
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Spring milling wheat as a ‘nitrogen scavenger’ in the North Island

The use of wheat in the farm system should be considered as an effective nitrogen (N) mitigation technique. Wheat as an N scavenger crop does…
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Assembling indicators of market access risks for food exports

The purpose of this research was to identify and test indicators of the level of consumer interest in specific market drivers. The drivers were previously…
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Implications of global price and supply of supplementary feeds on the New Zealand agricultural sector

This report outlines some of the complexities of the global grain and PKE markets and the associated risks with being very reliant on IPF. It…
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Te Rito Hāpori: Integrating Medicinal Cannabis Outdoor Cropping Within Established Farming Operations in Southland

As an emerging option for farmers, commercial outdoor growing of medicinal cannabis remains a relatively new and somewhat untested endeavour, particularly in the Otago-Southland region.…
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Measuring real-time nitrogen loss in cropping

Research showed it was possible to measure and reduce nitrogen (N) loss in real-time from a vegetable production paddock in the Hawke’s Bay. How effective…
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Land Use Suitability

Land use suitability tools and assessment processes for increasing land use diversity and delivering better community outcomes.
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