Tagged: DCD

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

The use of dicyandiamide (DCD) to control nitrogen pollution in NZ - Waiology

Waiology Jan 25, 2013

By Bob Wilcock For the last 20 years New Zealand has been undergoing a rapid expansion in dairy farming, driven by commodity prices. New Zealand’s dairy exports, although small on a global scale of production, comprise 30-40% of internationally traded dairy products and are a major component of our gross domestic product (roughly 3%). Dairy farming is an intensive form … Read More