Story: Government and agriculture

Fertile grassland

Fertile grassland

This pasture has tufts of vigorous plant growth where cattle have left their waste. Bruce Levy, director of the Grasslands Division of the DSIR, contended that the ‘shower of fertility’ from stock resulted in increased pasture growth, which in turn led to increased stocking rates.

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Reference: E. Bruce Levy, Grasslands of New Zealand. Wellington: Government Printer, 1955, p. 152

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Tony Nightingale, 'Government and agriculture - State-funded research', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 August 2022)

Story by Tony Nightingale, published 24 Nov 2008