Added 24 Apr 2018
Updated 08 Jun 2018
Nitrogen leaching was estimated using OVERSEER farm nutrient budgeting software version 5.4 (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry et al., 2011) with a modifier to account for OVERSEER version 6. OVERSEER was run for the 100 combinations of soils and climate from level II of LENZ (Leathwick et al., 2003). Stocking rate were set to the carrying capacity of the land according to the New Zealand Land Resource Inventory (Landcare Research, 2011b), and annual leaching rate per stock unit calculated. The nitrogen leaching rates per stock unit were then combined with the map of animal numbers to produce a map of nitrogen leaching for all of New Zealand.
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