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A study of some soil fertility problems in Canterbury

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Show simple item record Baba, Ahmad bin 2015-08-24T02:39:38Z 2015-08-24T02:39:38Z 1959
dc.description.abstract Most of the early work associated with improvement of soil fertility was confined to the relatively productive plains and other readily accessible regions. That these areas have been highly developed agriculturally may be seen by the capability of some of them to give maximum pasture productions in recent years. Since productivity largely depends on soil fertility, it is of utmost importance that the latter be improved and its problems investigated and solved, if the former is expected to improve likewise. Undeniably the key to efficient pasture production is the legume, more specifically white clover, which my virtue of its symbiotic nodule bacteria, are able to fix nitrogen from the atmosphere. Associated grasses benefit directly or indirectly from this source of nitrogen. More often than not, low pasture production is the result of poor legume establishment associated intimately with important nutrient deficiencies. In order to appreciate the real significance of soil fertility problems in the under-developed mountainous tussock grassland and such hilly regions, a study of the influence of topography on soil properties is of great interest and importance. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Canterbury Agricultural College, University of New Zealand en
dc.subject soil fertility en
dc.subject tussock grasslands en
dc.subject soil properties en
dc.subject white clover en
dc.subject legumes en
dc.subject soil nutrients en
dc.subject Canterbury en
dc.title A study of some soil fertility problems in Canterbury en
dc.type Thesis en University of New Zealand en Masters en Master of Agricultural Science en
lu.thesis.supervisor Walker, T. W.
lu.contributor.unit Department of Soil and Physical Sciences en
dc.rights.accessRights Digital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan. en
dc.subject.anzsrc 0503 Soil Sciences en
dc.subject.anzsrc 050302 Land Capability and Soil Degradation en
dc.subject.anzsrc 070306 Crop and Pasture Nutrition en

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