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Dr Mike Bretherton

Lecturer

Institute of Agriculture and Environment

Research Outputs

Journal

Bretherton, MR., Scotter, DR., Horne, DJ., & Hedley, MJ. (2010). Towards an improved understanding of the soil water balance of sloping land under pasture. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 53(2), 175-185
[Journal article]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Hedley, M., Horne, D.
Sanches, ID., Tuohy, MP., Hedley, MJ., & Bretherton, MR. (2009). Large, durable and low-cost reflectance standard for field remote sensing applications. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 30(9), 2309-2319
[Journal article]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Hedley, M., Tuohy, M.
Loganathan, P., Bretherton, MR., & Hedley, MJ. (2007). Effect of soil cultivation and winter pugging on fluorine distribution in soil profiles under pasture following long-term applications of phosphate fertilisers. Australian Journal of Soil Research. 45(1), 41-47
[Journal article]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Hedley, M.
Loganathan, P., Hedley, MJ., Bretherton, MR., & Rowarth, JS. (2004). Accounting for particle movement when assessing the dissolution of slow release fertilizers in field soils. NUTRIENT CYCLING IN AGROECOSYSTEMS. 70(1), 77-84
[Journal article]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Hedley, M.
Loganathan, P., Hedley, MJ., & Bretherton, MR. (1994). The agronomic value of co-granulated Christmas Island Grade C phosphate rock and elemental sulphur. Fertilizer Research. 39(3), 229-237
[Journal article]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Hedley, M.

Report

Horne, DJ., Hanly, JA., Bretherton, MR., Roygard, JKF., & Fryett, R. (2009). The Farm Dairy Effluent (FDE) Pond Storage Calculator –Identifying the storage volume required to practise deferred irrigation of FDE.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Hanly, J., Horne, D.

Conference

Fransen, P., Burkitt, LL., Bretherton, M., Horne, D., Singh, R., Hickson, R., . . . Morris, S. (2017). Selection of cattle supplement feeding areas to reduce nutrient and sediment loss in surface runoff from hill country. In LD. Currie, & M. Hedley (Eds.) In: Science and policy: nutrient management challenges for the next generation. (Eds L. D. Currie and M. J. Hedley). Vol. Occasional Report No. 30 (pp. 1 - 4). Palmerston North, New Zealand: 30th Annual FLRC Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Burkitt, L., Hickson, R., Horne, D., Morris, S., Singh, R.Edited by: Currie, L., Hedley, M.
Hoogenboom, A., Draganova, I., Burkitt, L., Hickson, R., Bretherton, M., Hedley, C., . . . Morris, S. (2017). Monitoring of cattle in streams and wet areas on a hill country farm. Science and policy: nutrient management challenges for the next generation. (Eds L. D. Currie and M. J. Hedley).. (pp. 1 - 9). : 30th Annual Fertilizer & Lime Research Centre Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Burkitt, L., Draganova, I., Hickson, R.Contributed to by: Draganova, I.
Hafju, I., Yule, IJ., Bretherton, M., Singh, R., Hedley, C., & Grafton, MCE. (2017). Use of wireless sensor network technology for the investigation of root zone soil moisture dynamics in New Zealands hill country. Poster session presented at the meeting of 30th Annual Fertilizer and Lime research Centre Workshop. Palmerston North, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Grafton, M., Singh, R., Yule, I.Contributed to by: Grafton, M.
Geretharan, T., Jeyakumar, P., Anderson, CWA., & Bretherton, M. (2017). Effects of soil properties on bioavailability of fluorine to microorganisms. In LD. Currie, & MJ. Hedley (Eds.) Science and Policy: Nutrient Management Challenges for the Next Generation. (pp. 89 - 89). Palmerston North, New Zealand: 30th Annual Fertilizer Lime Research Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Anderson, C., Bretherton, M., Jeyakumar, P.Edited by: Currie, L., Hedley, M.
Hendricks, S., Donaghy, D., Matthew, C., Bretherton, M., Sneddon, N., Cosgrove, G., . . . Hedley, M. (2016). Dry matter yield, nutritive value and tiller density of tall fescue and perennial ryegrass swards under grazing. Journal of NZ Grasslands. Vol. 78 (pp. 149 - 156). : NZGA conference 2016
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Christensen, C., Donaghy, D., Hedley, M., Matthew, C.Contributed to by: Bretherton, M.
McGimpsey, J., Bretherton, M., & Horne, D. (2016). Soil water repellency on a hill country Pumice soil: implications for pasture management. Poster session presented at the meeting of ANZSSS Conference. Queenstown, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Horne, D.Contributed to by: Bretherton, M.
Fransen, P., Burkitt, LL., Bretherton, M., Horne, D., & Singh, R. (2016). Selection of cattle supplement feeding areas to reduce nutrient and sediment loss in surface runoff. In http://www.nzsssconference.co.nz/images/Petra_Fransen.pdf(pp. 1 - 1). , NZASSS Conference ‘Soil, a Balancing Act Downunder’
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Burkitt, L., Horne, D., Singh, R.
Chibuike, G., Burkitt, LL., Singh, R., Bishop, P., Bretherton, M., & Camps-Arbestain, M. (2016). Short-term effect of land use change on dissolved organic dynamics in pastoral hill country. (pp. 1 - 1). , NZASSS Conference ‘Soil, a Balancing Act Downunder’
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Burkitt, L., Singh, R.
Burkitt, LL., Bretherton, M., Singh, R., & Hedley, M. (2016). Comparing stream nutrient loads to Overseer estimates for a hill country sub-catchment. (pp. 1 - 1). , NZASSS Conference ‘Soil, a Balancing Act Downunder’,
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Burkitt, L., Hedley, M., Singh, R.
Burkitt, LL., Bretherton, M., Singh, R., & Hedley, M. (2016). Comparing nutrient loss predictions using Overseer and stream water quality in a hill country sub-catchment. In LD. Currie, & R. Singh (Eds.) In: Integrated nutrient and water management for sustainable farming. (Eds L. D. Currie and R. Singh). Vol. Occasional Report No. 29 (pp. 1 - 9). Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand: 29th Annual FLRC Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Burkitt, L., Hedley, M., Singh, R.Edited by: Currie, L., Singh, R.
Geretharan, T., Jeyakumar, P., Anderson, CWN., & Bretherton, M. (2016). Effect of lime and compost on fluorine bioavailability and microorganisms in New Zealand horticultural soils. , Joint Soils conference of the New Zealand and Australian Societies of Soil Science
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Anderson, C., Bretherton, M., Jeyakumar, P.
Burkitt, LL., Bretherton, M., & Singh, R. (2015). Monitoring stream sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations in grazed hill country in the Manawatu region.. Vol. Occasional Report No. 28 , Fertilizer and Lime Research Workshop: Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Burkitt, L., Singh, R.Edited by: Burkitt, L., Currie, L.
Horne, D., Bretherton, M., Draganova, I., Hedley, M., & Morris, S. (2014). Wintering cattle in hill country: Monitoring the impacts on the soil resource. Occasional Report No. 27. Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. (pp. 1 - 1). : 27th Annual FLRC Workshop: Nutrient Management for the Farm, Catchment and Community
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Draganova, I., Hedley, M., Horne, D.Contributed to by: Draganova, I.
Bretherton, MR., Horne, DJ., & Scotter, DR. (2014, December). Repellency-induced runoff in North Island East Coast hill country. Presented at New Zealand Soil Science Society, ‘Soil Science for Future Generations’. Hamilton, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Horne, D.
Burkitt, L., Singh, R., Bretherton, M., Tuohy, M., Hedley, C., Roudier, P., . . . Hedley, M. (2014). LiDAR verses freely available DEM data – is the greater precision worth it?. , NZ Society of Soil Science Conference ‘Soil Science for Future Generations’
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Burkitt, L., Hedley, M., Singh, R., Tuohy, M.
Burkitt, LL., Hedley, M., Bishop, P., Horne, D., Bretherton, M., Kusomo, B., . . . Calvelo-Pereira, R. (2014). Preliminary findings on the effect of treading damage and urine application on N losses in Manawatu hill country. In LD. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) 27th Annual Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre Workshop - Nutrient management for the farm, catchment and community. (pp. 68 - 68). Palmerston North, New Zealand: 27th Annual Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Burkitt, L., Horne, D.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Hina, K., Hedley, M., Hanly, J., Camps Arbestain, M., & Bretherton, M. (2011). Investigations into the effects of post pyrolysis treatments on adsorption properties of biochar. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Biochar Research Centre Workshop 2011. Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Camps Arbestain, M., Hanly, J., Hedley, M.
Horne, DJ., Hanly, JA., Bretherton, MR., & Roygard, JKF.Sustainable Systems for Land Treatment of Farm Dairy Effluent. Part 1: Tools for system design.. In H. Wang (Ed.): Land Treatment Collective Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Hanly, J., Horne, D.
Loganathan, P., Bretherton, MR., & Hedley, MJ. (2006). Effect of soil cultivation and winter pugging on fluorine distribution in soil profiles under pasture following phosphate fertiliser application. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Society of Soil Science Conference. Rotorua, NZ
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Hedley, M.
Loganathan, P., Bretherton, MR., & Hedley, MJ. (2006). Effect of soil cultivation and winter pugging on fluorine distribution in soil profiles under pasture following phosphate fertiliser application. In New Zealand Society of Soil Science Conference(pp. 61). : New Zealand Society of Soil Science
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Hedley, M.
Hedley, MJ., Hanly, JA., Horne, DJ., Houlbrooke, DJ., Bretherton, MR., & Snow, VO. (2005). Storage and deferred irrigation of farm dairy effluent: Critical components of environmentally responsible dairying. In LD. Currie, & JAH. Eds (Eds.) 18th Annual Workshop: Developments in Fertiliser Application Technologies and Nutrient Management. (pp. 114 - 122). Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Hanly, J., Hedley, M., Horne, D.
Hedley, MJ., Hanly, JA., Horne, DJ., & Bretherton, MR. (2005). New generation solutions for capturing nutrients from drainage waters. In Dairy3 Triple the Know-How Vol. 3 (pp. 85 - 86). , 3rd Dairy Conference: Massey University Dairyfarming Annual Dexcel's Ruakura Dairyfarmers' Conference Palmerston North, NZ: College of Sciences, Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Hanly, J., Hedley, M., Horne, D.
Trodahl, M., Burkitt, LL., Bretherton, M., Deslippe, J., Jackson, B., & Metherell, A. (2017). Developing N and P export coefficients for rural New Zealand landscape modelling in LUCI. In LD. Currie, & MJ. Hedley (Eds.) Science and policy: nutrient management challenges for the next generation. Vol. 30 Massey University: 30th Annual FLRC Workshop, Massey University
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Burkitt, L.Edited by: Currie, L., Hedley, M.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 4 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Akinson Tumbure - PhD
    Studies in the improvement of Dorowa Phosphate rock's argronomic effectiveness
  • Geretharan Thangavelautham - PhD
    Impact of soil fluorine from superphosphate on microbiology
  • Istvan Hajdu - PhD
    Soil water modelling in hill country
  • Grace Chibuike - PhD
    Investigating Nitrate Attenuation Capacity and Processes in Pastoral Hill Country Landscapes

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