TITLE

New tool offers production gains

PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
New Zealand Dairy Exporter;May2012, Vol. 87 Issue 10, p164
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes a tool developed by agricultural research company Fert Research to give dairy farmers access to regional nutrient management indicators. The company has produced three indicators so as to provide farmers with a benchmark with which they can compare their own nutrient use efficiency against other farmers within their region. The indicators were developed using nutrient budget data derived from the Overseer nutrient management tool for more than 3000 dairy farms.
ACCESSION #
76183656

 

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