Completed Research

The research findings of completed projects are available here. If there is a project you are particularly interested in which does not include a research paper please contact us.

Long-term fertiliser and grazing study at Ballantrae research farm

AgResearch - Alex Mackay
Completed 2017
Long-term fertiliser and grazing study at Ballantrae research farm

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Review of Whatawhata long-term phosphate fertiliser trial reports for publication

Consultant - Alan Gillingham
Completed 2017
Review of Whatawhata long-term phosphate fertiliser trial reports for publication

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On-Farm Fertiliser Calibration

D Bloomer - Landwise Inc.
Completed 2015
On-farm fertiliser application calibration

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Environmental Best Practice in Agricultural and Associated Rural Aviation

J Maber & Associates - NZ Agricultural Aviation Association (NZAAA) - A division of Aviation Industry Assoc of NZ (AIA)
Completed 2014
AirCare Explained

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Status of cadmium in New Zealand soils: 2014

Jo Cavanagh - Landcare Research
Completed May 2014
Status of Cadmium in New Zealand soils: 2014

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Review of models to predict cadmium accumulation in agricultural soils:

Jo Cavanagh - Landcare Research
Completed May 2014
Review of models to predict cadmium accumulation in agricultural soils

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Methodologies for deriving cadmium soil guideline values for the protection of ecological receptors and food standards:

Jo Cavanagh - Landcare Research
Completed November 2013
Methodologies for deriving cadmium soil guideline values

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Understanding of nutrient transfers by livestock to improve fertilser advice and to reduce negative environmental impacts

PhD Enterprise Scholarship - Ina Draganova
Completed June 2013
Nutrient distribution and behaviour of livestock in an intensively managed dairy system

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Targeted Nitrogen Mitigation:

AgResearch - K. Betteridge
Completed June 2013
Assessing the effectiveness of applying nitrificaton inhibitor in stockcamps for mitigating nitrogen loss from grazed pastures

In: Advanced Nutrient Management: Gains from the Past - Goals for the Future. (Eds L.D. Currie and C.L. Christensen). http://flrc.massey.ac.nz/publications.html Occasional Report No.25. Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

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Flow of particulate material from a topdressing aircraft:

PhD Enterprise Scholarship - Miles Grafton
Completed Oct 2010
Flow of particulate material from a topdressing aircraft


Nutrient loss from grazed irrigated and dryland winter forage crops and pasture:

AgResearch - R McDowell
Completed 2009
Nutrient loss from grazed irrigated and dryland winter forage crops and pasture


Nitrogen Framework Database:

AgResearch
Completed 2009
Nitrogen Fertiliser Database Abstract


Nitrogen Management for Sustainable Maize Production:

Completed 2009
Nitrogen Management for Sustainable Maize Production


Balancing production & environmental goals when using nitrogen fertiliser on hill country:

AgResearch - G Lambert
Completed 2009
Wise and sustainable rates of Nitrogen fertiliser on hill country.doc


Research for Sustainable Development:

Ecologic - G Salmon
Completed 2008


Variable Rate Application Technology in the New Zealand Topdressing Industry

PhD Enterprise Scholarship - R Murray, Massey University
Completed 2008
Variable Rate Application Technology in the New Zealand Topdressing Industry


Predicting trace element requirements of cereals

Completed 2007

Predicting trace element requirements for cereals


Adoption of precision agriculture technologies for fertiliser placement in New Zealand

Enterprise Scholarship - H Lawrence
Completed 2007
Adoption of precision Agriculture Technologies for Fertiliser Placement in New Zealand


Practical evaluation and/or extension of farm practices to maintain or improve water quality in Lake Taupo

Completed December 2006
Profitable Farming Systems.pdf


Practical evaluation and/or extension of farm practices to maintain or improve water quality in Lake Rerewhakaaitu

Completed October 2006
Project Rerewhakaaitu.pdf


The Management of Nutrient Solutions Released from Greenhouses: A Code of Practice

Vegfed - K Robertson
Completed August 2006


Development of a decision support system (DDS) for recommending different fertiliser and lime applications in dry hill country

Completed July 2006


Nutrient Management Extension Project

Dexcel
Completed June 2006
http://www.dairynz.co.nz/


Fertiliser placement by air in the new Spreadmark programme

NZAA & Fertiliser Quality Council
Completed June 2006


Review of Implications of nutrient caps

N Hoogaveen
Completed April 2006
Review of Implications of nutrient caps


More efficient fertiliser use by improving the OVERSEER Model - C&P dynamics

Completed January 2006
Fertiliser Use Efficiency.pdf


Strength Developments in Agricultural Lime

New Zealand Centre for Precision Agriculture
Completed June 2005
Abs Strength Development in Agricultural Lime.pdf


Soil biological properties and environmental quality under organic vs conventional cropping systems

Dr L Condron (Ms C Stark PhD student)
Completed April 2005
Abs Soil Properties and Nitrogen Dynamics.pdf


Dairy catchments

AgResearch
Completed December 2004
Dairy Catchments Research Report 2005.pdf


Effect of increasing Mo intakes on the Cu status of deer and the impact of Cu topdressing in the Cu status of animals grazing high Mo pastures

AgResearch- N D Grace
Completed June 2004
Cu x Mo Deer Fert Research Report.pdf


The effect of N fertiliser application on subsequent preferential grazing and utilisation of pasture by sheep and cattle

AgResearch - A Gillingham
Completed February 2004

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