23rd Annual FLRC Workshop
held at Massey University, February 2010

Farming's Future: Minimising Footprints and Maximising Margins

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The correct citation for the proceedings is:

[Authors], 2010. [Title of paper]. In: Farming’s future: Minimising footprints and maximising margins.
(Eds L.D. Currie and C.L. Christensen).  Occasional Report No. 23. Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. pp

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Papers presented:

John Hutchings                       (Invited Speaker)
Fonterra Co-operative Group, Wellington
SUSTAINABLE MANGEMENT IS IMPORTANT FOR FONTERRA’S
TRADING OPPORTUNITIES AND NEW ZEALAND                   

Mike Scarsbrook                     (Invited Speaker)
DairyNZ Limited, Hamilton
THE DAIRY INDUSTRY STRATEGY - CURRENT SUCCESSES, CHALLENGES AND FUTURE PROGRAMMES                      

Deborah Ballantine, R J Davies-Colley, M Thompson and T Gray
NIWA, Hamilton
THE EXPANDING FOOTPRINT OF PASTORAL AGRICULTURE: TRENDS IN NATIONAL RIVER WATER QUALITY (1989-2007)            

Cecile A M de Klein, M E Wedderburn, R M Monaghan, M Shepherd, R W Muirhead and N Botha
AgResearch, Mosgiel
DELIVERING SOLUTIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF PASTORAL SYSTEMS  – KEY MESSAGES TO-DATE FROM THE P21 ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME               

David Houlbrooke and R Monaghan
AgResearch, Mosgiel
LAND APPLICATION OF FARM DAIRY EFFLUENT: DEVELOPMENT OF DECISION FRAMEWORK FOR MATCHING MANAGEMENT PRACTICE TO SOIL AND LANDSCAPE RISK               

Christine L Christensen, J A Hanly, M J Hedley and D J Horne
Fertiliser and Lime Research Centre, Massey University
USING DURATION-CONTROLLED GRAZING TO REDUCE NITRATE-N LEACHING FROM DAIRY FARMS           

Chris Glassey, C E F Clark, K L M McLeod, P Gregorini, D A Costall, K Betteridge and J G Jago
DairyNZ Ltd, Hamilton
USING LOAFING PADS TO CAPTURE URINE FROM DAIRY COWS IN LATE LACTATION WHILST MAINTAINING PASTURE INTAKE, MILK PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL WELFARE            

John Quinn, R Monaghan and B Wilcock
NIWA, Hamilton
LINKING FARM AND WATERWAY VALUES – THE BOG BURN CATCHMENT                    

Steve Green, M Deurer, B Clothier, S Andrews, K Cauldwell, A Roberts, M Wellwood and P Thomas
Plant and Food Research, Palmerston North
WATER AND NITROGEN MOVEMENT UNDER AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL LAND             

Delphine Rapp, C M Ross, J Waller and R W Muirhead
AgResearch, Hamilton
CAMPYLOBACTER, A PATHOGENIC BACTERIA HIDING IN DAIRY HERDS                

Richard W Muirhead, C A M de Klein, D J Houlbrooke and T J van der Weerden
AgResearch, Mosgiel
FROM ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING TO ON-FARM RISK MANAGEMENT              

Neels Botha, D Bewsell and H Roth
AgResearch, Hamilton
WHY GOOD TECHNOLOGIES GET SHELVED              

Deborah J Balantine, R J Davies-Colley and K McArthur
NIWA, Hamilton
THE FOOTPRINT OF PASTORAL AGRICULTURE: RIVER WATER QUALITY IN THE HORIZON'S REGION (2001-2008)   

Chris C Tanner, J P S Sukias and C R Yates
NIWA, Hamilton
MINIMISING THE FOOTPRINT OF PASTORAL DRAINAGE USING CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS: PRACTICAL GUIDELINES                    

Jane Campbell, D Houlbrooke, R Wilcock and R Monaghan
AgResearch, Mosgiel
THE INFLUENCE OF LAND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON TRENDS IN N AND P LOSSES TO WATER FROM DAIRY FARMS IN THE WAIKAKAHI CATCHMENT                      

Colleen Ross, A Donnison and A McGowan
AgResearch, Hamilton
QUANTIFYING FAECAL BACTERIA IN A FARM STREAM                   

James Sukias and L McKergow
NIWA, Hamilton
NUTRIENT CAPTURE BY EXPERIMENTAL WATERCRESS BEDS, LAKE ROTORUA                                 

Andrea Donnison, L Dixon and C Ross
AgResearch, Hamilton
PASTORAL AGRICULTURE, WATER QUALITY AND MICROBIOLOGICALLY SAFE MĀORI FOOD                    

Denise Bewsell and M Brown
AgResearch, Lincoln Research Centre, Christchurch
INVOLVEMENT AND DECISION MAKING ON-FARM: THE USE OF WINTERING FEEDPADS AND NITROGEN INHIBITORS ON DAIRY FARMS IN NEW ZEALAND            

Cecile de Klein, K Cameron, H J Di, R Monaghan and R Sherlock
AgResearch Invermay, Mosgiel
THE EFFECT OF LONG-TERM USE OF THE NITRIFICATION INHIBITOR DCD ON REDUCING N2O EMISSIONS FROM COW URINE             

Mark Shepherd, P Phillips, V Snow and C Glassey
AgResearch, Hamilton
MITIGATING NITRATE LEACHING IN DAIRY SYSTEMS – WHICH PERIODS OF URINE DEPOSITION SHOULD WE BE TARGETING?  

Chris Pratt, A S Walcroft, K R Tate, D J Ross, M H Hills and R Roy
Landcare Research, Palmerston North
MANAGING METHANOTROPHS IN AN ON-FARM BIOFILTER TO REDUCE METHANE EMISSIONS                     

Mark Shepherd and D Wheeler        (Invited Speaker)
AgResearch, Hamilton
OVERSEER® NUTRIENT BUDGETS - THOUGHTS ON DEVELOPING A DECISION SUPPORT TOOL            

David M Wheeler, T van der Weerden and M Shepherd
AgResearch, Hamilton
DESCRIPTION OF A CUT AND CARRY MODEL WITHIN
OVERSEER® NUTRIENT BUDGETS                 

Iris Vogeler, R Cichota and V Snow
AgResearch, Palmerston North
EFFECTS OF SOIL TYPE AND CLIMATE ON N LEACHING - AN APSIM MODELLING EVALUATION                     

Frank Y Li and V Snow
AgResearch, Palmerston North
NITROGEN PROCESSES AND NITROGEN USE EFFICIENCY IN PASTORAL SYSTEMS UNDER DIFFERING MANAGEMENT – A MODELLING ANALYSIS                

Alison Dewes, A Stafford, R Abercrombie, C Rutherford and M Scarsbrook
AgFirst, Hamilton
UPPER WAIKATO NUTRIENT EFFICIENCY STUDY                  

David M Wheeler, A MacCormick and S L Wheeler
AgResearch, Hamilton
DESCRIPTION OF THE HOUSE BLOCK MODEL WITHIN OVERSEER® NUTRIENT BUDGETS                 

Karin Müller, M Deurer and B E Clothier
Plant and Food Research, Hamilton
DEVELOPING A METHOD FOR ASSESSING THE PESTICIDE FOOTPRINT OF HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS                 

Bill Carlson, B Tikkisetty and A Duncan
AgResearch, Hamilton
DEVELOPMENT OF BEST NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR DAIRY GOAT FARMING SYSTEMS                      

Rogerio Cichota, I Vogeler and M V Martins
AgResearch, Palmerston North
EFFECT OF SOIL HETEROGENEITY ON THE UNCERTAINTY IN MODELLING N LEACHING    

Donna Giltrap and S Saggar
Landcare Research, Palmerston North
MODELLING THE EFFECTS OF SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF URINE PATCHES ON N2O EMISSIONS USING NZ-DNDC             

Peter A Bishop and B F Quin
Bishop Research Ltd, Palmerston North
MODELING OF THE EFFECT OF COMBINED DCD AND UREASE INHIBITORS ON THE POST-DEPOSITION SIZE OF URINE PATCHES - IMPLICATIONS FOR DECREASED N LOSSES AND INCREASED PASTURE PRODUCTION USING THE ‘TAURINE’ TAIL-ATTACHED DISPENSER                         

Annette Semadeni-Davies, S Elliott and U Shankar
NIWA, Auckland
CLUES - LINKING LAND USE TO WATER QUALITY                 

Indika Herath, B Clothier and D Horne
Institute of Natural Resources, Massey University
REFERENCING WATER FOOTPRINTS TO INDICES OF WATER RESOURCE STATUS               

Hasinur Rahman, A Holmes, S Saunders, M Deurer, B Clothier and A Mowat
PlusGroup Ltd, Tauranga
CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN KIWIFRUIT ORCHARDS OF NEW ZEALAND               

Weiwen Qiu, E Lawrence, D Curtin and M Beare
Plant and Food Research, Christchurch
A COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT METHODS FOR THE SEPARATION OF PARTICULATE ORGANIC MATTER FROM SOILS               

Raza Ullah Khan, C W N Anderson, P Loganathan, J Xue and P Clinton
Institute of Natural Resources, Massey University
EFFECT OF SLOW-RELEASE BORON FERTILISER ON PINUS RADIATA (D. Don) GROWTH AND PHOTOSYNTHESIS UNDER GREENHOUSE CONDITIONS              

Ian McIvor, K Snowdon and I Nicholas
Plant and Food Research, Palmerston North
ROOT DEVELOPMENT IN SHORT ROTATION COPPICE WILLOW INFLUENCED BY SPECIES CHOICE AND MANAGEMENT OPTIONS                                

Andrew Hume                       (Invited Speaker)
MAF Policy, Wellington
AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY IN THE NEW ZEALAND EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME: THE LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK                

Nick Pyke and K McCusker
Foundation for Arable Research, Lincoln
EXTENSION OF CLIMATE CHANGE TO THE PRIMARY SECTORS – A PARTNERSHIP APPROACH                      

John-Paul Praat, P Handford and C Wallwork
P.A.Handford and Associates, Paekakariki
TO TREE OR NOT TO TREE – PROJECTED FARM BUSINESS ANALYSIS                 

Robert M Norton, S K Lam, D Chen, G. Fitzgerald and R Armstrong
International Plant Nutrition Institute, Australia
N DYNAMICS UNDER ELEVATED CARBON DIOXIDE IN THE AUSTRALIAN FACE EXPERIMENT                       

Doug C Edmeades
AgKnowledge Ltd, Hamilton
IS THE HYPOTHESIS OF ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE CHANGE CORRECT? A PERSONAL VIEW                   

Viacheslav I Adamchuk          (Invited Speaker)
University of Nebraska – Lincoln, USA
APPLICATION OF INTEGRATED PROXIMAL SENSING TECHNOLOGIES TO RECOGNIZE SPATIAL VARIABILITY OF SOILS AND CROP PERFORMANCE            

Richard Chynoweth and M P Rolston
Foundation for Arable Research, Lincoln
EXPLORING THE USE OF REMOTE SENSING TOOLS FOR ESTIMATING NITROGEN FERTILISER REQUIREMENTS IN PERENNIAL RYEGRASS SEED CROPS              

Peter Lorentz, A Pearson, M White, C Pell and D Saville
Analytical Research Laboratories, Napier
THE EFFECT OF STORAGE CONDITIONS ON THE ACCURACY OF MINERAL NITROGEN (N MIN) CONTENT OF SOIL                    

Roger Hill, G Rajendram and R Lewis
Hill Laboratories, Hamilton
ALL PADDOCK TESTING – A NEW PARADIGM FOR NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT ON FARMS              

Ian Yule, H Lawrence and R Dynes
NZ Centre for Precision Agriculture, Massey University
PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNIQUES TO REDUCE DAIRY FOOTPRINTS             

Ina Draganova, I Yule, K Betteridge, M Hedley, M Stevenson and K Stafford
NZ Centre for Precision Agriculture, Massey University
ACTIVITY PATTERNS AND NUTRIENT REDISTRIBUTION IN AN INTENSIVELY MANAGED DAIRY HERD                

Miles Grafton, I Yule and J Lockhart
NZ Centre for Precision Agriculture, Massey University
AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE TOPDRESSING INDUSTRY                       

Ian Yule and M Grafton
NZ Centre for Precision Agriculture, Massey University
FACTORS AFFECTING FERTILISER APPLICATION UNIFORMITY         

Miles Grafton, I Yule, C Davies and J Jones
NZ Centre for Precision Agriculture, Massey University
ANALYSIS OF MATERIAL FLOW FROM TOPDRESSING AIRCRAFT     

Reddy Pullanagari, I Yule and M Killick
NZ Centre for Precision Agriculture, Massey University
IN-FIELD METHODS OF COLLECTING CROP REFLECTANCE DATA     

Stuart Standen and I Yule
NZ Centre for Precision Agriculture, Massey University
pH MAPPING USING THE VERIS pH DETECTOR                    

Ants Roberts, M White, H Lawrence and M Manning
Ravensdown Fertiliser, Pukekohe
WHEN MORE REALLY IS MORE!                    

Dan Bloomer and J Powrie
LandWISE, Hastings
FUEL USE REDUCTIONS THROUGH THE USE OF PRECISION AGRICULTURE:
REDUCING THE FOOTPRINT OF FARMING                

Markus Deurer, H Rahman, A Holmes, S Saunders, B Clothier and A Mowat
Plant and Food Research, Palmerston North
QUANTIFYING SOIL CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN KIWIFRUIT ORCHARDS:
DEVELOPMENT OF A SAMPLING STRATEGY             

Samuel Dunlop, S Sivakumaran, I McIvor, M Deurer, A Hall, K Mason, and B Clothier
Plant and Food Research, Palmerston North
EFFECT OF CONSERVATION TREES ON THE CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF TWO HILL COUNTRY SOILS IN HAWKES BAY            

Rocky Renquist, S Trolove, S Shaw, S Heubeck, C McDowall and H Kerckhoffs
Plant and Food Research, Hastings
BIOMASS FOR BIOFUEL WITH CLOSED-LOOP N SUPPLY, GROWN ON MARGINAL LAND                      

Siva Sivakumaran, T Mills, K Mason, M Deurer, D Curtin, M Beare and B Clothier
Plant and Food Research, Palmerston North
SOILS-BASED EVALUATION OF LABILE ORGANIC CARBON AND ITS ROLE IN NET SOIL MINERALISATION RATES IN KIWIFRUIT ORCHARDS 

Paul Johnstone, N Arnold, S Shaw, B Rogers and D Bloomer
Plant and Food Research, Havelock North
BIOFUMIGANTS - ADDING VALUE TO COVER CROPPING?               

Kyle Devey, G Rajendram and B Nicholson
University of Waikato, Hamilton
THE EXTRACTION OF MINERAL-N IN SOIL – REDUCTION OF THE CONCENTRATION OF KCl AS EXTRACTANT             

Kyle Devey, G Rajendram, B Nicholson, R Hill and R Littler
University of Waikato, Hamilton
THE DETERMINATION OF SOIL pH – REDUCING EXTRACTION TIME FROM 16 H TO 1 H                       

Doug C Edmeades, J D Morton, J E Waller, A K Metherell, A H C Roberts and P Carey
agKnowledge, Hamilton
THE DIAGNOSIS AND CORRECTION OF POTASSIUM DEFICIENCY IN NEW ZEALAND PASTORAL SOILS: A REVIEW                               

Ranvir Singh
Institute of Natural Resources, Massey University
WATER FOOTPRINTING: MAPPING FROM DIRECT TO INDIRECT WATER USE IN NEW ZEALAND                     

Brent Clothier, M van der Velde, S Green, K Mason and M Deurer
Plant and Food Research, Palmerston North
REDUCING THE PRODUCTION FOOTPRINTS OF HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS - (1) WATER FOOTPRINT                

Rob Craigie and H Brown
Foundation for Arable Research, Lincoln
DEVELOPMENT OF A WHOLE ARABLE FARM IRRIGATION SCHEDULING SOFTWARE PACKAGE              

Steve Green, A Hodgson, M Barley, M Benson and A Curtis
Plant and Food Research, Palmerston North
THE IRRIGATION CALCULATOR FOR TREE AND VINE CROPS                       

Markus Deurer, B Clothier, R McDonald, C van den Dijssel and K Mason
Plant and Food Research, Palmerston North
REDUCING THE PRODUCTION FOOTPRINTS OF HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS - (2) CARBON FOOTPRINT                

Tony Rhodes and R Dynes
PGG Wrightson, Dannevirke
SMALL FOOTPRINTS AND THIN WALLETS – IMPLICATIONS FOR SHEEP AND BEEF FARMERS               

James Powrie and D Bloomer
LandWISE, Hastings
THE ADVANCED FARMING SYSTEMS PROJECT: TECHNOLOGY FOR REDUCING THE FOOTPRINT OF FARMING                    

Paul Johnstone, M Parker, G Kaufler, N Arnold and A Pearson
Plant and Food Research, Havelock North
USING MAIZE TO MANAGE DAIRY SHED EFFLUENT − MAXIMISING THE MARGIN AND MINIMIZING THE FOOTPRINT               

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