Addressing Nitrate N Leaching in Twizel: Insights from Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram and Allan Piercy from Agraforum New Zealand

The Wairepo Catchment Group and the Omarama Stream Water Users Group of Mackenzie Country recently hosted a presentation titled “Advancing Sustainable Agriculture in New Zealand.” The event featured Dr Gordon Rajendram, a soil scientist and independent consultant, and Allan Piercy, managing director of Agraforum New Zealand. Held on 29 April 2024 in Twizel. The talk […]

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The Role of Allophane in Carbon Sequestration: New Zealand’s Volcanic Soils Uncovered by Soil Scientist Dr Gordon Rajendram

Volcanic soils, rich in unique minerals such as allophane, play a pivotal role in New Zealand’s agricultural success and environmental sustainability. Dr. Gordon Rajendram, a leading soil scientist, explains that allophane, an amorphous mineral found predominantly in the volcanic ash soils of regions like Waikato and Taranaki, significantly enhances carbon sequestration capabilities, which is crucial

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Tailoring Farming Practices to Soil Types with New Zealand Leading Soil Scientist Dr. Gordon Rajendram

The rich tapestry of New Zealand’s soil types offers a unique canvas for various farming styles and types of produce, each adapted to the specific characteristics of local soils. From the volcanic terrains of the North Island to the sedimentary expanses of the South, Dr Gordon Rajendram understands that leveraging these soil properties is key

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Clover: A High-Quality Feed for Increased Milk and Meat Production. An insight from leading Hamilton-based soil scientist, Dr. Gordon Rajendram

Dr. Gordon Rajendram, a renowned authority in soil science and agricultural sustainability, sheds light on the invaluable benefits of clover as a superior feed option for livestock. With its nutrient-rich composition and impressive protein content, clover stands out as a key ingredient in optimising animal diets for enhanced productivity. Comparing clover to ryegrass, a common

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Dr. Gordon Rajendram, a leading soil scientist based in Hamilton, New Zealand, sheds light on the significance of Anion Storage Capacity (ASC)

With his expertise in soil health and fertilisation practices, Dr. Rajendram emphasises the critical role of ASC in optimising agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability. ASC, or P-retention, refers to the soil’s ability to remove phosphorus (P) from the soil solution, thereby holding it firmly and making it less available to plants. This characteristic is largely

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Dr. Gordon Rajendram, a Prominent New Zealand Soil Scientist Based in Hamilton, Delves Into the Crucial Role of Phosphate in Maintaining Soil Fertility

In New Zealand, where farming practices are integral to the economy and food production, soil fertility plays a pivotal role in determining the success of agricultural endeavours. However, amidst economic challenges such as recession and inflation, ensuring optimal soil health becomes even more imperative for farmers striving to maintain productivity and profitability. Phosphate, a key

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Exploring Soil Structure and Its Impact on New Zealand’s Agriculture by Dr. Gordon Rajendram, Leading Soil Scientist

Soil structure plays a pivotal role in determining the agricultural productivity and sustainability of New Zealand’s diverse landscapes. Dr. Gordon Rajendram, a leading soil scientist, examines how the structural integrity of soil affects everything from water retention and drainage to root development and nutrient uptake. Understanding these differences is crucial for effective farm management and

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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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