Partners Networking to Advance South Island Dairying

Research

Current Research

  • Environmental research.
  • Effects of ‘eco-n’ on nitrate leaching and pasture production
  • Pest and weed monitoring.
  • IMBADA Camera Technology for dairy farms.
  • The role of nutrition in lameness in Canterbury.
  • Rumen function studies.
  • Real-time, on-line monitoring for animal health and environmental impact.
  • Monitoring clover root weevil establishment and build up.
  • Calibration of the C-Dax rapid pasture meter for all New Zealand.
  • Pasture mass assessment by radar imagery - proof of concept.
  • Pasture mass assessment by satellite - testing of the Waikato algorithm on irrigated Canterbury pastures.
  • Measuring source and fate of agricultural nitrate: a dual-isotope approach.
Ongoing Research

  • The effect of fertilisers and other farm inputs on groundwater.
  • 10 groundwater monitoring wells sunk to monitor and manage the effect of fertiliser, grazing, irrigation and effluent inputs over a variety of contrasting soil types.
  • Effects of 'eco-n' on nitrate leaching and pasture production.
  • Monitoring pasture growth, pests and weeds monitoring.
  • The role of nutrition on lameness in Canterbury.
  • Real-time, on-line monitoring for animal health and environmental impact monitoring.
  • Resource inventory and greenhouse gas footprint.