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NZ Grassland Association Inc

May 2010 Newsletter

1 May 2013

Systems research in farming is often defined by the use of
modelling or farmlet experiments. Both of these approaches
get criticised. Modelling is often criticised as lacking in depth
while farmlet studies suffer from lack of replication and
scientific power.
Systems thinking and research goes well beyond both
approaches. We need to understand the extent of systems
thinking and research so that we can make the most of the
tremendous power that can be harnessed by this approach.
This is the first of a series of articles that provides some
context and debate around the role of systems thinking and
research in our understanding of grassland farming.

Read more in the newsletter by Dr David Stevens



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