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Dec 2013
20 December 2013

Field day on annual Legumes in Marlborough, Presidents conference address, NZGT award winners

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October 2013 No.2
29 October 2013

Our second newsletter this month includes a report from the NZ Grassland Trust on their activities plus a short note on earthworms.

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October 2013
7 October 2013

This month we highlight the farmers experience at the International Grassland Congress, held in Sydney in September.

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Sept 2010 Newsletter
1 September 2013

the second in a series on systems thinking as its role in agricultural research by Dr David Stevens.

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August 2013
20 August 2013

The UK invests in agricultural innovation and aims to lead the world; eco-deficiency of sheep and beef farms; a new NZGA Exec member and an invitation to participate in a FAO Grassland E-Conference

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June 2013
13 June 2013

There is a theme in this newsletter of facts, data, monitoring and measurement. In addition we look at the management issues of pasture recovery after the drought.

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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.

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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.

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March 2013
7 March 2013

Managing in the dry, planning, pasture management recovery and renovation

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Impacts of Urea and DCD use on farm
27 February 2013

NZGA responds to claims about urea and DCD that aren't supported by the science

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February 2013
18 February 2013

In this newsletter: A brief description of the meta-analysis approach, are fewer cows but better fed the answer to N issues? NZGT award winners, Farmer travel awards for the IGC 2013 in Sydney

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