Low cost of testing can mean big on-farm savings

May 2012
New Zealand Dairy Exporter;May2012, Vol. 87 Issue 10, p166
Trade Publication
The article provides information on the range of specialized analytical laboratory testing offered by New Zealand's independent analytical laboratory, Hills Laboratories. The company claims that dairy farmers can save money on fertilizer applications through the use of its testing service. Based on the results of a trial conducted on a Northland farm, which were independently analyzed by AgResearch using Overseer, there was an overall savings of 18,000 New Zealand dollars.


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