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Phosphate in Balance: Insights from Leading Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram, Waikato

In the verdant landscapes of New Zealand, where agriculture forms the backbone of the economy, maintaining the right balance of nutrients in the soil is critical for both crop yield and environmental sustainability. Dr Gordon Rajendram, a renowned soil scientist, draws attention to an often-overlooked issue: the signs of excessive phosphate levels in the soil, …

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Waikato-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram on The Cost of Nutrient Leaching

Nutrient leaching from soil is a significant concern for farmers and environmentalists alike, as it represents both a loss of valuable fertilisers and a potential source of environmental pollution. Dr Gordon Rajendram has provided critical insights into this issue, demonstrating that the amount of nutrients lost via subsurface flow is closely related to the amount …

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Phosphate in Balance: The Key to Sustainable Agriculture in New Zealand – Insights from Dr Gordon Rajendram

In the verdant landscapes of New Zealand, where agriculture forms the backbone of the economy, maintaining the right balance of nutrients in the soil is critical for both crop yield and environmental sustainability. Dr Gordon Rajendram, a renowned soil scientist, draws attention to an often-overlooked issue: the signs of excessive phosphate levels in the soil, …

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Optimising Pasture Production in New Zealand: Insights from Dr Gordon Rajendram on Key Soil Factors

In New Zealand, where agriculture plays a pivotal role in the economy, understanding the factors that drive pasture production is crucial for optimising yields and maintaining the health of the land. Dr Gordon Rajendram, a leading soil scientist, emphasises the importance of several key elements in this process, highlighting how the interplay between soil temperature, …

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Dr. Gordon Rajendram: Bridging Science and Sustainability in New Zealand’s Fertiliser Industry

Dr. Gordon Rajendram, a Soil Scientist with a PhD from Waikato University and AgResearch, stands as a beacon of expertise in soil fertility within New Zealand. His commitment to enhancing the agricultural landscape is evident through his dedication to helping New Zealand farmers and fertiliser companies optimise soil utilisation. By doing so, he ensures farms …

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Dr Gordon Rajendram on Soil Structure Degradation: Causes and Solutions

Soil Scientist Dr. Gordon Rajendram delves into the intricate interplay between soil structure and the vitality of the agricultural ecosystem, asserting that the essence of productive farming and environmental sustainability lies beneath our feet. The structure of soil, a complex arrangement of particles and spaces, is foundational for water retention, nutrient cycling, and the support …

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Mitigating Toxic Minerals in Soil: The Role of Fertiliser and Lime Explained by Dr Gordon Rajendram

Soil health is paramount for sustainable agriculture, and one cannot overlook the significance of managing toxic minerals to safeguard crop quality and yield. Dr Gordon Rajendram, a renowned expert in soil science, sheds light on the intricate relationship between fertiliser and lime application and its effect on toxic minerals within the soil. Fertilisers, primarily composed …

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Dr Gordon Rajendram of Waikato: The Agricultural Marvels Plantain and Chicory in Farming

In the evolving landscape of agriculture, the perception of certain plants has transformed from mere weeds to indispensable contributors to sustainable farming. As Dr. Gordon Rajendram aptly notes, “These herbs were considered weeds about 20 years or more.” Among these transformative plants, Plantain and Chicory have emerged as crucial players, challenging conventional notions and proving …

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Dr. Gordon Rajendram: Waikato-Based Soil Scientist Navigating the Dynamics of Liming Soil

In the heart of New Zealand’s Waikato region, Dr. Gordon Rajendram, a distinguished soil scientist, stands at the forefront of agricultural research, particularly in the realm of soil health. His work not only delves into the intricate science behind liming but also addresses the critical balance between its agricultural benefits and potential environmental repercussions. Liming …

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Liming Soil for Different Crops: Practical Insights from Waikato – Based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram

When it comes to liming soil for diverse crops, a personalised approach is not just a suggestion—it’s a practical necessity. Dr. Gordon Rajendram, a seasoned agricultural scientist deeply entrenched in the field, has consistently stressed the importance of understanding the unique needs of each crop. It becomes the key to unlocking the full potential of …

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