More Profit from Nitrogen - Increasing nitrogen use efficiency in dairy pastures
This project aims to increase nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) in dairy pasture systems where direct loss of nitrogen (N) has been assessed at levels as high as 40%. Previous farm scale work has suggested that small improvements in NUE can provide substantial productivity and profit gains for farm businesses. Recent dairy research in N cycling and loss processes has identified a number of options to increase NUE. Further testing and validation of these opportunities will be undertaken by this project. The project will demonstrate ways in which increased NUE, together with greater water use efficiency (WUE), can provide win-win opportunities for farmers in both environmental and business sustainability improvements.
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