Case studies: HPM

Hurley Pasture Model: grassland production and its environmental impacts

The following are examples of where the Hurley Pasture Model has been used to describe¬†the effects of some major management ‘variables’ on the balance of food production and environmental impacts (GHG emissions, C sequestration, and nitrogen releases). Details of how the analyses were run, and all associated references can be found in our¬†published papers and book chapters, notably:

Parsons, A.J., Thornley, J.H.M., Rasmussen, S. & Rowarth, J. S. (2016) Some clarification of the impacts of grassland intensification on food production, nitrogen release, greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration: using the example of New Zealand. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources,2016, 11, No. 054.