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  • Helpdesk created an article,

    What do the 'Change in pools' items mean?

    Organic pool: Mineralisation from cultivation (crops and fodder crops), net immobilisation and mineralisation into soil organic matter, and accumulation in effluent storage ponds if they are emp...

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    What are the differences in supplement storage conditions and ultilisation?

    Storage Conditions Leave as average unless there is good evidence to alter Poor: Permeable floor (e.g. soil) Stack not air-tight due to either poor consolidation or poorly covered No inoculants us...

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    Aggregated reporting and Benchmarking for Farm Groups

    Aggregated Reporting The aggregated report totals the OverseerFM results for each published analysis by year. Overview – Shows the total productive area, irrigated area, effluent area receiving liq...

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    OverseerFM release version 6.5.4 (net energy)

    We released an update to OverseerFM on 10th December 2023. The update of the Overseer model to version 6.5.4 includes improvements to the net energy modelling  The OverseerFM model release 6.5.4 up...

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    Modelling multiple species "regenerative" crops

    When considering how multi-species / regenerative crops are modelled in Overseer, it is important to consider that very little trial data is available for these types of crop, either from NZ or int...

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    Understanding N loss

    The Overseer model splits N losses between background (inter-urine) and urine patch sub-models. Urine Patch losses In most cases on pastoral blocks, leaching from the urine patch model is the lar...

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    Understanding P loss

    The model separates sources of P losses into two types:  Background (soil) losses, and Incidental (fertiliser and effluent) losses.   Background losses Soils supply plants with P but often are ...

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    What is 'N in drainage' and why is it so high?

    'N in drainage' can be found under Reports tab > Compare Blocks > Nitrogen summary 'N in drainage' relates to the N losses as a result of drainage events. It is calculated as:   N in drainage (ppm...

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    How to add blocks

    A block sets the farm up into similarly managed land parcels, and determines their climate and soil characteristics (and forestry details for Tree blocks). After creating a new analysis, the only o...

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    How to add soils to blocks

    Adding S-map soils OverseerFM now auto assigns soils to a block using the S-map information available. Up to three soils can be added to a block. Each soil is defined as representing a percentage ...