New technology helps farmers to remove nitrates from drainage

 New technology helps farmers to remove nitrates from drainage
Water sampling taking place on a farm to test nitrate levels. Credit: Massey University

Massey University scientists unveiled a prototype of their novel systems for stripping nitrate from farm drainage at this year’s Fieldays, capturing hundreds of people’s attention including farmers of all ages, members of the public and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Associate Professor in Environmental Hydrology and Soil Science Dr. Ranvir Singh and Associate Professor in Soil Science Dr. David Horne have been working on this project since 2018 and were excited to share the next step with the public.

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