Tagged: Dairy farming

How much dairying is too much in terms of water quality? - Waiology

Waiology Dec 17, 2013

By Daniel Collins On 21 November the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Jan Wright, released her second report on water quality. It warned that business-as-usual dairy expansion by 2020 would leave our lakes and rivers more degraded than they are now, even with improved mitigation. I’d now like to re-cap what the report concluded, how it got there, … Read More

Unintended effect of DCD on dairy farms: Nitrification blocked in downstream freshwater ecosystems - Waiology

Waiology Feb 28, 2013

By Marc Schallenberg Figure 1. Sign indicating use of dicyandiamide (DCD) on a farm. DCD is a fertiliser additive used to block natural microbial denitrification in the soil, reducing nitrate pollution from dairy farms. Eco-N is the trade name for a product containing DCD.In many ways, the nitrification inhibitor DCD (dicyandiamide), described previously by Dr Bob Wilcock … Read More