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    • An analysis of production, consumption and borrowing behaviour in the North Island hill country pastoral sector 

      Beck, A. C.; Dent, J. B. (Lincoln College. Agricultural Economics Research Unit., 1984)
      The objective of this study was to analyse some key aspects of the North Island hill country farming system in order to provide a better basis for understanding the impact of political, economic and environmental factors ...
    • Can salt increase oversowing success on south facing hill country? 

      Gillespie, B. J.; Lucas, Richard J.; Moot, Derrick J.; Edwards, Grant (Lincoln University, Agriculture Group.Dunedin, 2006-11)
      Salt application is a tool for pasture management and improvement in the hill/high country that could be used together with other methods such as herbicides, seeding, sub-division, grazing management and fertiliser.
    • Can topdressing with salt increase oversowing success and pasture quality on steep, south facing slopes in hill country pastures? 

      Gillespie, Benjamin J.; Lucas, Richard J.; Moot, Derrick J.; Edwards, Grant (New Zealand Grassland Association, 2006)
      Two experiments were conducted in sodium deficient (<0.03% Na in DM) pastures on steep, south facing slopes at Mt Grand, Hawea, Central Otago (600 m.a.s.l), to determine the effect of the application of coarse salt (NaCl) ...
    • Climatic and aspect influences on pasture production in New Zealand 

      Radcliffe, Joan E. (Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1979)
      In view of the scarcity of published information on pasture production and climate relationships in New Zealand and especially such relationships in hill country these factors were studied at 23 lowland sites throughout ...
    • An economic evaluation of high nitrogen fertiliser rates at Limestone Downs 

      Wright, Lester (Lincoln University. Faculty of Commerce. Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme., 2005)
      Increased nitrogen application has potential to achieve "step change" in forage production and productivity of hill country properties. This paper reports the results of a financial evaluation of high rates of nitrogen ...
    • An economic evaluation of the use of herbicides in hill country pasture renovation in New Zealand 

      Andersen, Colin J. (Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1988)
      Non-arable New Zealand hill country pasture is characterised by a high proportion of low fertility grasses and weeds. This places limitations on their productive capacity. Aerial oversowing and topdressing has improved the ...
    • The economics of controlling gorse in hill country : goats versus chemicals 

      Krause, M. A.; Beck, A. C.; Dent, J. B. (Lincoln College. Agricultural Economics Research Unit., 1984-03)
      The aim of this study was to assess the economics of controlling gorse in hill country by comparing the use of goat and sheep grazing with chemical control. The New Zealand environment has suited the growth of gorse (an ...
    • The economics of controlling gorse in hill country comparing goat and sheep grazing combinations with the chemical method 

      Krause, M. A. (Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1983)
      The aim of this study was to assess the economics of controlling gorse in hill country, comparing the use of goat and sheep grazing to chemical control. The New Zealand environment has suited the growth of gorse (an ...
    • The economics of hill country development 

      Holden, J. S. (Lincoln College. Agricultural Economics Research Unit., 1966)
      The problem is, is hill country development a good avenue for investment; if so, how, in general, should it be done? To help answer the question, a method of ranking alternative investments is required. With this, ...
    • The effect of coating and pelleting on germination and establishment of some grasses 

      Hay, R. J. M. (Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1973)
      The excellent results obtained in the establishment of legumes in much of the tussock hill country of the South Island, New Zealand, are somewhat balanced by quite disappointing establishment from grass oversowing in the ...
    • Effects of radiata pine on soil fertility 

      Groenendijk, Francis M. (Lincoln University, 1997)
      The objective of this research project was to determine the effects of radiata pine on the nature, distribution and availability of organic matter and nutrients in hill country soils developed under improved pasture at ...
    • An energy analysis of a North Island hard hill country sheep and cattle unit 

      Stead, W. T. (Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1981)
      A report is presented on two methods of Energy Analysis applied to the operation of a North Island hard hill country, store sheep and cattle unit, situated in Taranaki. Energy Intensities, in the form of Energy Dollar ...
    • Farming and social patterns in the Whangamomona riding of Stratford county council, Taranaki 1979 

      Walter, David (Lincoln University. Faculty of Commerce. Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme., 1979)
      To many outsiders, the popular farming image of Taranaki is that of dairying, and indeed this would be so if the Taranaki land area was restricted to the ring plain surrounding Mt Egmont. However much of inland Taranaki ...
    • Gorse and goats : considerations for biological control of gorse 

      Sandrey, R. A. (Lincoln College. Agricultural and Economics Research Unit., 1987-01)
      Recent proposals have been made to introduce biological agents to naturally regulate gorse (Ulex europaeus) in New Zealand (Hillcost-benefit analysis, 1986). Gorse is a serious scrub weed to both farmers and foresters, but ...
    • High country development on Molesworth 

      Johnson, R. W. M. (Lincoln College. Agricultural Economics Research Unit., 1967-07)
      This publication reports on a further investigation of hill country development undertaken by the Agricultural Economics Research Unit. Molesworth Station is a large property in the tussock grassland area of the South ...
    • The impact of falling prices on Taranaki hill-country development 

      Johnson, R. W. M. (Lincoln College. Agricultural Economics Research Unit., 1967)
      The Agricultural Economics Research Unit has, over the last three years, published a number of studies relating to hill country development in New Zealand. A further stage in this continuing investigation of development ...
    • Influence of environmental factors on the abundance of naturalised annual clovers in the South Island hill and high country 

      Maxwell, Thomas M. R.; Moir, James L.; Edwards, Grant (New Zealand Grassland Association., 2010)
      The abundance of four naturalised annual clovers (striated, cluster, suckling, haresfoot) and two sown clovers (subterranean and white clover) was investigated in relation to topographical, soil fertility and management ...
    • Legumes and grasses for dry North Canterbury hill country 

      White, J. G. H.; Meijer, G. (New Zealand Grassland Association., 1978)
      Field experiments have been conducted for 6 years at Hunua in North Canterbury to compare a range of grass and legume cultivars for sunny aspects of dry hill country. The most suitable legumes were Woogenellup subterranean ...
    • Legumes for hill country 

      Moot, Derrick J. (Wairoa, Hawkes Bay, 2012)
      In drought prone hill country, legumes can be introduced to increase nitrogen transfer to companion grasses which increases both the quality and quantity of feed available for grazing livestock. This powerpoint presentation ...
    • Legumes for hill country 

      Moot, Derrick J.; Lucas, Richard J. (Lincoln University.Canterbury, 2012-04-03)
      The booklet presents the preliminary results of a TIFF funded “MAXClover’ dryland hill country legume experiment at Clarence Bridge, Marlborough. It also includes a practical guide to on-farm management for direct grazed ...