VALUE OF PASTURE SPECIES IN TARANAKI
AbstractIt would, be a serious omission on my part if I did not begin this paper with a shot of Mt. Egmont (8260ft.), which by the even spread of rainfall which it encourages playslsuch an important part in the success or'otherwise of the different pasture species in Taranaki. Bainfal l ranges from approximately 100in. at the reserve; to 40 to 50in. on the coastal farms. The area that comes within the s@ope of this paper' extends approximately 15 to 20 miles on the northern, southern, and western slopes of Mt. Egmont and approximately 20 to 30 miles on the eastern slopes to the more marginal lands east of Stratford. I would emphasise that my paper concerns Taranaki only and dairy pastures.