New Zealand Pasture and Crop Science
James White, John Hodgson
Oxford University Press, 1999 - Science - 323 pages
New Zealand Pasture and Crop Science is the first textbook to bring together in one volume the scientific information on pasture and crop production in New Zealand, the efficient conversion of plants to animal products, the use of trees on farms, and how sustainable pastoral and cropping systems can be maintained. It provides a much needed description of our understanding of modern plant production in New Zealand. The text provides a general account of the effects of the environment on individual plant functions and crop and pasture production with a particular emphasis on the temperate climate.
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Plant growth development and yield
Environmental effects on plant growth and development
Plant interactions in pastures and crops
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adapted agriculture annual autumn barley beef brassicas Canterbury cattle cereal Chapter cocksfoot competition components cows crop cultivars density digestibility direct drilling diseases dry matter effect endophyte establishment farmers feed fertiliser Figure flowering forage germination grain grass Grasslands grazing management greenfeeds growing grown harvest herbage intake herbage mass herbage production herbicides hill country important increase irrigation kg DM/ha kg/ha legumes levels livestock losses lucerne maize Massey University mature meristem nitrogen North Island nutrients paddock Palmerston North pasture cover pasture growth pasture production pasture species peas perennial ryegrass pests photosynthesis phytomers plants/m2 population density protein rainfall red clover reduce result root rotation rumen seasonal seed lot seed yield seedbed seedlings sheep shelter belts silage soil fertility sowing rate sown spring stem stolon summer sward t/ha Table tall fescue temperature tiller tion tissue trees usually vegetative weed control wheat white clover winter Zealand