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    Illustrated descriptions of epidermal microcharacters of some festucoid grasses: Including guidelines to the identification of cuticular and epidermal fragments separated from herbivore faeces
    (Lincoln College., 1976) Rogerson, Susan J.
    Epidermal and cuticular microcharacters are described and illustrated for some 15 grass species found in South Island hill and high country pastures. Sections of the epidermis and cuticle were obtained from both leaf and culm surfaces by acid maceration and manual separation, then stained and permanently mounted. Line drawings are presented for each species with accompanying descriptions. Guidelines are suggested for the identification of epidermal and cuticular fragments separated from herbivore faeces. It is recommended that the guidelines be used in conjunction with both illustrations and descriptions. Photomicrographs were also prepared from epidermal and cuticular preparations. Prints from negatives are available upon request.
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    Proceedings of the 1989 Hill and High Country Seminar
    (New Zealand Mountain Lands Institute, Lincoln University, 1989-12) Robertson, B.T
    The proceedings include the full text of the following papers: Gullen, D - Crown land reform; Corry, J C - Legal rights of pastoral lessees; Joseph. J L - Legal rights of pastoral lessees; Bamford, J - Legal rights of pastoral lessees, a commentary; Ensor, H R - Legal rights of pastoral lessees, a commentary; Stewart, K M - Categorisation of pastoral land; Holloway, J S - Categorisation of pastoral land; Garden, P - Categorisation of pastoral land; Mouat, K - Categorisation of pastoral land, a commentary; Kerr, I G C - What are they doing about rabbits? Lucas, G - What are they doing about rabbits? A commentary; Hensley, G - Rural fire review; Devine, W - Protected areas legislation review; O'Connor, K F - The conservation of culture and nature in New Zealand mountains; Bullock, D W - Gene manipulation; Patterson, R G & Patterson H M - A practical approach to breeding footrot resistant merinos; Hutchinson, R T - Canada geese - current management scene; Hide, R P - Cleaning up the game of Canada goose management; Brown, R - Changing to merinos; Richardson, D M - Changing to merinos
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    Proceedings of the 1981 Hill and High Country Seminar, Lincoln College, 9-10 July, 1981
    (Lincoln College. Tussock Grasslands and Mountain Lands Institute., 1982) Robertson, B. T.
    The proceedings of the 1981 Hill and High Country Seminar includes the full text of the following papers: Methods to treat and Control Footrot – A. S. Familton, Can We Eradicate Footrot? – A. D. Ross, Crops for Cold Climates – R. N. Rowe, Climate Data for Agriculture - R.W. Heine, Where are we with Rabbit Control? J. Bell and J.M. Williams
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    A review of rentals for pastoral leases
    (Lincoln College. Tussock Grasslands and Mountain Lands Institute., 1979) Kerr, I. G. C.; Frizzell, Ralph; Ross, B. J.
    This Institute has continued to investigate aspects of management of tussock grass lands and mountain lands that were judged to be important for these lands or for their uses. In the course of our monitoring of pastoral production changes during the 1960s and early 1970s, some evidence emerged that suggested marked differences among different classes of runs in response in pastoral output to technological development. Such differences would in turn suggest fundamental differences in economic rent of pastoral lands.
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    The Snow of August 1973
    (Lincoln College. Tussock Grasslands and Mountain Lands Institute., 1976) Hughes, J. G.
    The heavy snowfall which occurred in Canterbury and North Otago from 5 to 7 August 1973 caused widespread and costly damage to electric power and telephone lines and buildings and disrupted access. Snow, and the heavy rain which fell during the period led to the death of at least 133,000 sheep and 4,100 cattle. Rescue and relief operations were expensive. The State alone paid out $139,366 to farmers, helicopter and bulldozer operators, and cartage contractors for livestock rescue and the provision of emergency feed. A distinctive feature of the snow was that it was at its deepest along the foothills and on the adjoining plains. Depths up to 130 cm (51 in.) were reported, and over five times this in drifts. This publication consists of a meteorological statement on the event followed by reports from the many bodies concerned with repairing communications or rescuing stock and stranded motorists. It also contains within these reports, and the reports of several post-event meetings, many suggestions for reducing damage and improving rescue efficiency in future. This is the principal value the Institute sees in compiling this document.