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.
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For more information on the research, visit DairyNZ’s Forages for Reduced Nitrogen Leaching webpage: https://www.dairynz.co.nz/research/science-projects/forages-for-reduced-nitrate-leaching/
Note: This podcast is a sequel to the episode on good management practice for winter grazing.