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’Regen ag’ means different things to different people, but soil health is always a priority. These resources can deepen your understanding of current knowledge and information gaps about the role of regenerative agriculture in New Zealand food production systems.

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Genomics: Animal-Plant-Soil Microbiome

This presentation proposes research to test the hypothesis: efficient use of nitrogen in a RG-WC dairy production system is controlled by the composition, activity and…
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Journal Article

Applications of the Soil, Plant and Rumen Microbiomes in Pastoral Agriculture

This paper was commissioned by Our Land and Water to test the hypothesis: ‘Significant additional gains in soil, plant, and animal productivity, coupled with reduced…
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Technical Report

Farm Soil Health: assessment across a forestry to pasture chronosequence

Ngai Tahu farming have the goal to maintain the life sustaining capacity of soils during the change from forestry (P. radiata) to pasture agriculture. Sites…
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Suitability of six extraction methods for isolating a large quantity of high-quality RNA from NZ free-draining stony soil

High-quality RNA from soil is essential for investigating the functionality of soil microbial communities. The affordability the RNA-Seq method enables innovative studies of whole ecosystems…
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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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Infographic

Summary: Farm Economic Metrics for Regenerative Agriculture

A 1-page visual summary of a suggested approach to assess the return of regenerative farming businesses.
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Summary: One Whenua, One Health Framework

A 2-page visual summary of the One Whenua, One Health concept and it’s potential relevance for assessing Regenerative farms.
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Summary: Overseas Market Potential for NZ Regenerative Agriculture

A 1-page visual summary of a suggested approach to identify the market potential for New Zealand’s ‘regenerative’ practice.
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Summary: Food Quality and Safety from Regenerative Farms

A 2-page visual summary on assessing how regen ag might impact on food quality and safety, and how to assess that.
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Measuring Farmer Wellbeing in the Context of Regenerative Agriculture

A 2-page visual summary on assessing the impact of regen ag on the wellbeing of farmers and their community.
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Technical Report

Terrestrial macrofauna invertebrates as indicators of agricultural impacts

This report examines how invertebrates like spiders and worms can be counted to evaluate the impact of regenerative farming practices. Farms have vastly more insects,…
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Technical Report

Determining the greenhouse gas reduction potential of regenerative agricultural practices

New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are heavily influenced by agricultural activities, which account for 48% of total emissions. Most of these emissions come from methane…
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