LEVY, Sir Enoch Bruce, O.B.E.
A new biography of Levy, Enoch Bruce appears in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography on this site.
Enoch Bruce Levy was born at Auckland on 19 February 1892 and educated at Victoria Univ. College, Wellington. In 1911 he joined the Department of Agriculture, specialising in botany. He became Agrostologist until 1937 when he was appointed Director of the Grasslands Division of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. His work over these years has so influenced the practice of pasture management in New Zealand that the carrying capacity of the land has greatly increased. From 1932 to 1951 he was director of greenkeeping research, and from 1951–58 he was chairman of the New Zealand Institute of Turf Culture. He is a life member of the Grasslands Association and of the New Zealand Animal Production Society. In 1951 the Royal Society of Arts (London) awarded him the R. B. Bennett Empire Prize. His publications, apart from many professional papers, include Grasslands of New Zealand (1951); Construction, Renovation and Care of the Bowling Green (1949); and Construction, Renovation and Care of the Golf Course (1950). He received the O.B.E. in 1950 and was knighted in 1953.