The effective publication of grassland research
The effectiveness of the communication of research results from scientists to farmers has been the subject of much previous comment, both in New Zealand and overseas. Some of this is reviewed. Improvements in existing procedures are seen as desirable and necessary. Some changes, especially relevant to the New Zealand pastoral scene, are suggested. Scientists must be assisted to communicate the results of their research, in easily understood language. It should be mandatory for scientists to accompany their relevant scientific papers with a copy for lay consumption. Where necessary, skilled media assistance should be sought. It is argued that primary responsibility for initiating these necessary changes lies with those directing or leading research divisions, regional research stations, universities and with the New Zealand Grassland Association.... [Show full abstract]
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