LUCERNE IN THE WELLINGTON, TARANAKI, AND EAST COAST DISTRICTS

  • A.G. Elliott
  • T.W. Lonsdale

Abstract

IN two papers read by officers of the Department of Agriculture at the 1936 conference of the New Zealand Grassland Association, the growing of lucernc as a forage crop in districts of relatively high rainfall was dealt with. The area covered by the papers included the Manawatu and west coast from Paraparaumu to the Patea River(I) and Taranaki(n). During the subsequent discussion on these and other papers the present position and general trend in regard to lucernegrowing in the Wairarapa, Eiawke's Eay, and Poverty Bay districts were also touched on. It is the intention here. to review briefly some of the more important points in regard to the cultivation of lucerne in the southern portion of the North Island as discussed at the conference.
Published
1936-01-01