PUWERA FARM VISIT

  • P.W. Smallfield

Abstract

Few now realise the problems of marginal land development which confronted land improvers 30 years ago. Now we are only half satisfied if we can establish productive pastures of perennial ryegrass and white clover; we look for something better. Then the problem was whether perennial ryegrass was worth trying for or should pastures on gumland be confined to species which appeared likely to thrive, such as browntop, chewings fescue, paspalum, kikuyu, and Lotus nzajor and white clover. If the pastures were confined to this latter group of species, there was little chance of economic, large-scale development, for production costs would not be matched by revenue.
Published
1953-01-01
Section
Articles