Catch crops: a way to reduce N leaching after winter crops, with Dr Brendon Malcolm, Plant & Food Research

Sowing a short-term crop after a winter fodder crop may reduce N leaching by 40-50%. On this Beef + Lamb New Zealand ‘Scene + Herd’ podcast, Brendon Malcolm of Plant & Food Research discusses how it works, the issues to consider and how to get the best results. Plus, there is a bonus discussion on some of the basics of N leaching.

Find out more

For more information on the research, visit DairyNZ’s Forages for Reduced Nitrogen Leaching webpage:

Note: This podcast is a sequel to the episode on good management practice for winter grazing.

  • Pasture and Crops