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Around 150 industry stakeholders, seed retailers and farmers attended an on-farm event to hear the latest research findings on Ecotain™, a plantain cultivar that research has found acts environmentally to significantly reduce nitrogen leaching. Representatives from seed retailers Fonterra FarmSource, PGG Wrightson, Farmlands, dairy supplier Synlait, and other industry represen ...

The launch of the first ever environmental plantain that has been shown to reduce nitrogen leaching from the urine patch has been well received by industry and farmers, says Agricom lead scientist Dr Glenn Judson. Proprietary seed company Agricom has bred Ecotain, which has excellent performance as a forage plant for livestock and is the environmental plantain within Agricom’s ...

A plantain that started life as a common weed has now been shown to have the ability to significantly reduce nitrogen leaching from the urine patch. Proprietary seed company Agricom has bred the specific plantain genotype and says with New Zealand's national herd number of 6.5 million dairy cattle, the breakthrough could have a significant impact on reducing nitrogen leaching ...

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