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Rising fertiliser costs has highlighted the importance of getting your soil tested says Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD).

With increasing fertiliser costs, soil and pasture testing are key if farmers want to get the most out of their fertiliser says New Zealand’s leading expert in soil fertility, Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD). Looking at the numbers, Nitrogen (urea) prices have increased by ~ 50% (~ $565 – ~ $850) and Phosphate …

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There is a lot going on below ground, says Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram.

The leaching period is upon us, and there is a lot going on below ground, more than we imagine. This article explores the effect of rate of nitrogen fertiliser on cation and anion leaching under intensively grazed dairy pasture which can have far reaching effects on the way we farm from Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr …

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The Soil Scientist Gordon Rajendram (PhD) is serious about soil.

Farmers, do you know what is going on with your soil? Soil testing and sampling is the most crucial step in nutrient management to get the correct soil and mineral balance that grows healthy pasture, crops and animals. Offering reliable and dependable advice, Soil Scientist Gordon Rajendram (PhD)  is committed to helping New Zealand farmers …

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Reduce Nitrogen and Phosphate use without compromising pasture & milk production with New Zealand’s leading expert in soil fertility, Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD).

Developed from proven science, Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD), shows how one farm improved plant nutrient uptake, pasture production, milk production, root growth, earthworm and increased water holding capacity through soil, pasture and clover only testing followed up by sound agronomic advice. “This study is highly relevant, especially to Canterbury dairy farmers as …

Reduce Nitrogen and Phosphate use without compromising pasture & milk production with New Zealand’s leading expert in soil fertility, Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD). Read More »

Phosphate loss needs URGENT attention, says New Zealand’s leading expert in soil fertility Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD).

Phosphate is a key element for plant growth in New Zealand soils, but urgent change is required in how we use it to prevent environmental degradation before it’s too late, says Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD). New Zealand soils and phosphate have a long history together, going back to World War Two when …

Phosphate loss needs URGENT attention, says New Zealand’s leading expert in soil fertility Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD). Read More »

Mitigating Phosphorus loss in farms with New Zealand’s leading expert in soil fertility, Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD).

Phosphorus (P) is critical for healthy plants to grow in New Zealand’s naturally P deficient soil says Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD). However, the shifting of P from farmland soils to local bodies of water has become a very serious environmental concern as too much P in waterways can cause the massive growth …

Mitigating Phosphorus loss in farms with New Zealand’s leading expert in soil fertility, Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD). Read More »

Essential micronutrients needed for plant and animal health with New Zealand’s leading expert in soil fertility, Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD).

More than nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, there are 13 elements were needed for plant growth says Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD). As an expert in all things soil, Gordon wants to showcase these unsung heroes, cobalt, selenium and iodine and how they are essential for animal health and nutrition. Known as an essential …

Essential micronutrients needed for plant and animal health with New Zealand’s leading expert in soil fertility, Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD). Read More »

Healthy soil improves crop growth says New Zealand’s leading expert in soil fertility, Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD).

Knowing the nutrient profile of your soil can improve the yield of your crop, storage characteristics and plant vigour says Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD). Ideal for vineyards, orchards and more, horticulture soil testing is done to get an accurate read on the soil quality and nutrient levels. “This supports monitoring fertiliser programmes …

Healthy soil improves crop growth says New Zealand’s leading expert in soil fertility, Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD). Read More »

Why you should always test your soil first with New Zealand’s leading expert in soil fertility, Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD).

Take the guesswork out of nutrient management by making soil testing your first step in your annual fertiliser applications says soils says Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD). Soil testing gives you an accurate measurement of the nutrient status of soil for your farm. “From large scale operations to lifestyle blocks, having a clear …

Why you should always test your soil first with New Zealand’s leading expert in soil fertility, Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD). Read More »

The benefits of Near-Infrared Spectrophotometry for soil testing with New Zealand’s leading expert in soil fertility, Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD).

Near-Infrared spectrophotometry is able to adequately measure the status of key nutrients within New Zealand soils says Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD). There is no doubt about it, New Zealand’s rural and agricultural community relies on nutrient testing to determine whether soils are below, above or at maintenance for any given nutrient. Near-Infrared …

The benefits of Near-Infrared Spectrophotometry for soil testing with New Zealand’s leading expert in soil fertility, Hamilton-based Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram (PhD). Read More »