21st Annual FLRC Workshop
held at Massey University, February 2008

Carbon and Nutrient Management in Agriculture

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The correct citation for the proceedings is:

[Authors], 2008. [Title of paper]. In: Carbon and nutrient management in agriculture.
(Eds L.D. Currie and L.J. Yates).  Occasional Report No. 21. Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. pp

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Papers presented:

Kevin Tate
Landcare Research, Palmerston North
GATHERING STORM CLOUDS: CARBON AND NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT FOR A WARMER WORLD

Kenneth Cassman
Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA
BIOFUELS, FOOD SECURITY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

John Gaunt
GY Associates Ltd, Harpenden, United Kingdom
HOW CAN BIOCHAR CONTRIBUTE TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE?

Bhupinderpal Singh and A L Cowie
NSW Department of Primary Industries, Beecroft, Australia
A NOVEL APPROACH, USING 13C NATURAL ABUNDANCE, FOR MEASURING DECOMPOSITION OF BIOCHARS IN SOIL

Ajit K Sarmah, L Van Zwieten, Yin Chan, A Cowie and A Downie
Landcare Research, Hamilton
POTENTIAL FOR COLLABORATION IN BIOCHAR RESEARCH BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Inhea Kim, M Deurer, S Sivakumaran, K Y Huh, S Green and B Clothier
HortResearch, Palmerston North
N-MINERALISATION IN TWO APPLE ORCHARDS IN HAWKE’S BAY: THE IMPACT OF SOIL CARBON MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Tehseen Aslam, M Deurer, K Müller B Clothier, A Rahman, G Northcott and A Ghani
HortResearch, Palmerston North
IMPACT OF SOIL CARBON MANAGEMENT ON SOIL AGGREGATE CHARACTERISTICS UNDER ORCHARD AND PASTORAL LAND-USE

Ian R McIvor and G B Douglas
HortResearch, Palmerston North
INFLUENCE OF SLOPE POSITION ON VERONESE POPLAR ROOT GROWTH

Iris Vogeler, J Rogasik, U Funder, K Pahten and E Schnugg
HortResearch, Palmerston North
EFFECT OF CULTIVATION AND FERTILISER MANAGEMENT ON SOIL CARBON AND NUTRIENT STATUS

Craig Ross and J Baker
Landcare Research, Palmerston North
CONSERVING SOIL CARBON UNDER NO-TILLAGE: BENEFITS FOR NZ FARMERS

Markus Deurer, K Müller, T Aslam, B Clothier and C van den Dijssel
HortResearch, Palmerston North
THE IMPACT OF CARBON MANAGEMENT ON SOIL MACROPORE STRUCTURE IN AN ORCHARD

Frank Y Li, P Johnstone, A Fletcher, A Pearson and P D Jamieson
Crop & Food Research, Christchurch
SOIL MINERAL NITROGEN PROFILES UNDER MAIZE CROPS: STATUS SURVEY AND DYNAMIC MODELLING FOR PRECISE MANAGEMENT

Erin J Lawrence, M H Beare, C S Tregurtha, J Cuff, H E Barlow and T Harrison-Kirk
Crop & Food Research, Lincoln
QUANTIFYING THE EFFECTS OF SOIL AND CROP MANAGEMENT HISTORY ON SOIL QUALITY

Tessa Mills, C Repussard, E Morrison, S Sivakumaran,S Green and I McIvor
HortResearch, Palmerston North
THE DELIVERY OF PLANT-AVAILABLE NITROGEN TO KIWIFRUIT THROUGH MINERALISATION PROCESSES IN CONTRASTING SOILS

Girija Page, T Kelly, M Minor and E Cameron
Institute of Natural Resources, Massey University
ODELLING SUSTAINABILITY OF ORGANIC ORCHARD SYSTEMS
IN NEW ZEALAND

Andrea Pearson and N Arnold
Foundation for Arable Research, Hastings
PADDOCK HISTORY AND THE RESPONSE OF MAIZE TO N FERTILISER

Andrea Pearson and J Reid
Foundation for Arable Research, Hastings
THE RISK OF FERTILISER N LEACHING FROM MAIZE CROPS IN GISBORNE

Paul Johnstone, N Arnold and A Curtis
Crop & Food Research, Hastings
REDUCING SURFACE RUNOFF AND SOIL EROSION FROM CROPPING SYSTEMS USING FURROW DIKING

Scott Shaw and A Pearson
Crop & Food Research, Hastings
WINTER COVER CROPS AFFECT SOIL MINERAL N LEVELS AND NITRATE LEACHING

Monica Xu, E Cameron and D Gray
Auckland Regional Council, Auckland
GREENHOUSE NUTRIENT SOLUTION DISPOSAL - ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Aaron Stafford, W Catto and J Morton
Ballance Agri-Nutrients, Tauranga
BALLANCE AGRI-NUTRIENTS APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE FERTILISER USE

Mohammad Zaman and J D Blennerhassett
Summit-Quinphos, Auckland
COMBINING UREASE AND NITRIFICATION INHIBITORS TO DECREASE N LOSSES IN AN INTENSIVE GRAZED PASTURE SYSTEM

Jim Crush, M Z Z Jahufer and H S Easton
AgResearch, Hamilton
BREEDING FORAGE PLANTS TO MINIMISE LOSSES OF NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS

Rogerio Cichota and V O Snow
AgResearch, Palmerston North
THE ROLE OF THREE DIFFERENT MODELS FOR ESTIMATING NUTRIENT LOSS FROM PASTORAL FARMS

Jiafa Luo, S Lindsey, S Ledgard, W Sun and M Kear
AgResearch, Hamilton
NITROUS OXIDE EMISSIONS FROM DAIRY FARMLETS, AS AFFECTED BY USE OF A WINTER RESTRICTED GRAZING STRATEGY AND A NITRIFICATION INHIBITOR: YEAR 1

Bert Quin
Quinspread Technologies Limited, Auckland
ONE-STEP, ON-TRUCK FLUIDISATION AND SPREADING OF FERTILISER OPTIMISES PASTURE RESPONSE WHILE MINIMISING NUTRIENT
LOSSES TO THE ENVIRONMENT

David Houlbrooke, P Carey and R Williams
AgResearch, Mosgiel
MANAGEMENT PRACTICES TO MINIMISE WIPE-OFF LOSSES FROM BORDER-DYKE IRRIGATED LAND

David Houlbrooke and R McDowell
AgResearch, Mosgiel
A STUDY OF NITROGEN LEACHING LOSSES UNDER WINTER FORAGE CROP GRAZED LAND

Coby Hoogendoorn, B P Devantier, M G Lambert, P W Theobald and J L Walcroft
AgResearch, Palmerston North
DEPTH DISTRIBUTION OF FORMS OF MINERAL NITROGEN IN A HILL SOIL AFTER THREE YEARS OF FERTILISER NITROGEN APPLICATION

Khadim Dawar, M Zaman, J Rowarth, J Blennerhassett and M Turnbull
University of Canterbury, Christchurch
THE IMPACT OF UREASE INHIBITOR ON THE UPTAKE OF GRANULAR UREA IN RYEGRASS

Chitralekha Ramakrishnan, M Zaman, J Blennerhassett and N Livermore
Summit-Quinphos, Auckland
IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF NITROGEN FERTILISERS THROUGH UREASE INHIBITOR

Keith Betteridge, K Kawamura, D Costall, M Carter, C Hoogendoorn, W Griffiths and Y Inoue
AgResearch, Palmerston North
TOOLS TO DETERMINE IMPACT OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR ON NITROGEN LEACHING AND NITROUS OXIDE EMISSIONS

Alister Metherell, D C Edmeades and A Ghani
Ravensdown Fertiliser Coop, Christchurch
MANAGEMENT FACTORS AFFECTING SOIL ORGANIC CARBON IN NZ PASTURES: A REVIEW

Anwar Ghani, K Müller, M Dodd, A Mackay and M Dexter
AgResearch, Hamilton
SOIL CARBON AND NITROGEN: WHY ARE WE LOSING ORGANIC CARBON AND NITROGEN FROM NEW ZEALAND PASTURE SOILS

Reece Hill and K Mayes
Environment Waikato, Hamilton
ENVIRONMENT WAIKATO'S ROLE IN CARBON MANAGEMENT

James Sukias, R Stott and M Kreutz
NIWA, Hamilton
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BY A CONSTRUCTED WETLAND DURING AN ACCIDENTAL EFFLUENT SPILL

Markus Deurer, M Slay, K Müller, S Sivakumaran and B Clothier
HortResearch, Palmerston North
CAN HYDROPHOBICITY EXPLAIN THE DRY PATCH SYDROME OF HAWKE'S BAY HILLCOUNTRY PASTURES?

Gordon Rajendram, A Ghani, J Waller, M Kear, J Watkinson, K Benge and D Wheeler
AgResearch, Hamilton
TOTAL SULPHUR: A BETTER PREDICTOR OF SULPHUR DEFICIENCY IN PASTORAL SOILS

Paddy Shannon
Shannon Agricultural Consulting Ltd, Te Awamutu
THE EFFECT ON SOIL CONDITIONS FOR PLANT GROWTH OF THE GRANULATION OF LIMING MATERIALS

David Holmes
Revital Fertilisers, Hamilton
CARBON BASED SOIL AMENDMENTS AND INORGANIC FERTILISER FORMULATIONS

Donna L Giltrap, S K Saggar and J Singh
Landcare Research, Palmerston North
MEASURED AND MODELLED CARBON DIOXIDE FLUXES FROM A GRAZED DAIRY PASTURE

Richard W Muirhead, R M Monaghan, A M Donnison and C Ross
AgResearch, Mosgiel
EFFECTIVENESS OF CURRENT BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES TO ACHIEVE FAECAL MICROBIAL WATER QUALITY STANDARDS

Lucy McKergow, A Taylor, C Stace, K Costley, G Timpany and J Paterson
NIWA, Hamilton
CONTOUR GRASS FILTER STRIPS: HYDROLOGY AND WATER QUALITY

Elaine C Jewkes and D Scholefield
Institute of Grassland & Environmental Research, Devon, UK
NUTRIENT BUDGETING WITH FARMERS - THE GREEN DAIRY EXPERIENCE IN SW ENGLAND

Karin Müller, M S Srinivasan, M Redding, R McDowell, R Muirhead and R Stenger
AgResearch, Hamilton
A PROGRESS REPORT ON CRITICAL SOURCE AREAS AND WATER QUALITY IN NZ HEADWATER CATCHMENTS

Graham McBride, G Rys, S Elliott, U Shankar and A Semadeni-Davies
NIWA, Hamilton
CLUES: DO WE HAVE ANY IDEA ABOUT THE NUTRIENT IMPACTS OF LAND USE CHANGE AT THE CATCHMENT LEVEL?

David M Wheeler and A H Elliott
AgResearch, Hamilton
EXAMINATION OF THE NEED FOR AN ADDITIONAL DAIRY SOURCE TERM FOR NITROGEN IN CLUES

Richard McDowell and S Larned
AgResearch, Mosgiel
SURFACE WATER QUALITY AND NUTRIENTS: WHAT SHOULD THE FOCUS BE?

Nick Pyke, A Pearson, N Poole, R Chynoweth and R Craigie
Foundation for Arable Research, Lincoln
TRENDS IN NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT IN ARABLE FARMING SYSTEMS

Jeff Reid and S R Shaw
Crop & Food Research, Hastings
POTENTIAL FOR MAIZE TO RECYCLE LEACHED SOIL NITRATE

Lucy McKergow, C Tanner and R Monaghan
NIWA, Hamilton
ATTENUATION TOOLBOX FOR PASTORAL AGRICULTURE: SELECTING THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB

Malcolm Short, R Vallance, G McFadden, L McKenzie, K Waaka, D Morrison, J Green, T Eru and J McIntosh
Rotorua Lakes & Land Trust
FARMERS TAKING CONTROL OF THEIR FUTURE: THE OVERVIEW

Stewart Ledgard, A Ghani, M Redding, M Sprosen, S Balvert and D Smeaton
AgResearch, Hamilton
FARMERS TAKING CONTROL OF THEIR FUTURE: RESEARCH INTO MINIMISING NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS FROM PASTURE LAND INTO ROTORUA LAKES

Jon Roygard and H Marr
Horizons Regional Council, Palmerston North
NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT AND THE ONE PLAN

Roger Parfitt, J Dymond, A Mackay, A Gillingham, D Houlbrooke, R McDowell, B Clothier, J Roygard and M Clark
Landcare Research, Palmerston North
SOURCES OF P IN THE MANAWATU RIVER AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ONE PLAN

Alec Mackay, B Clothier and R Parfitt
AgResearch, Palmerston North
DEFINING NITROGEN-LOSS LIMITS WITHIN A WATER MANAGEMENT ZONE USING A NATURAL CAPITAL VALUATION OF THE SOIL

Russ W Tillman, L J Yates, D J Horne, M J Hedley and J A Hanly
Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre, Massey University
IS “ENVIRONMENTAL EFFICIENCY” A USEFUL CONCEPT IN IMPROVING AND REGULATING THE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF PASTORAL FARMING SYSTEMS?

Greg Carlyon
Horizons Regional Council, Palmerston North
WILL LEADERSHIP OVERCOME THE NEED FOR REGULATION?

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