Department of Agricultural Sciences
The Department of Agricultural Sciences consists of animal science, plant science and farm management and agribusiness staff members.
The range of research conducted is quite extensive including: conversion of forests into pasture, alternative dryland pasture species, grain legume agronomy, sustainability in farming systems, nitrogen fixation and nitrogen cycling, shelter on dairy farms, economic viability of NZ farming systems, animal nutrition, immunology etc.
Effect of changes of diet upon digestion in the rumen of the sheep : Thesis submitted for M. Agr. Sc. [Master of Agricultural Science] and Honours, University of New Zealand (Canterbury Agricultural College, University of New Zealand, 1947)The alimentary canal of the ruminant is specialised in ways which serve to digest the plant materials on which these herbivores live. The most remarkable development is the rumen and reticulum, a divertculum of the stomach, ...
A critical study of the wool survey technique and its use in flock improvement : Thesis for M. Agr. Sc. [Master of Agricultural Science] and Honours, University of New Zealand [Lincoln College] (Canterbury Agricultural College, University of New Zealand, 1948)The present thesis briefly describes survey technique, and certain data which bear on the soundness of the method of approach have been analysed. The results of wool survey work on a number of Canterbury farms covering ...
(Canterbury Agricultural College, University of New Zealand, 1930)Objective: To collect comprehensive information on Red Clover and so be able to define the best type for selection.
Pituitaries of New Zealand cattle : Being a thesis [Master of Agricultural Science, Lincoln College] (Canterbury Agricultural College, University of New Zealand, 1943)The importance of the endocrine glands in relation to the vital processes of the animal is now well established. Of recent years the need for more fundamental knowledge of the structure, function and inter-relationship of ...
(MDPI, 2021-09)There is increasing societal concern surrounding the environmental externalities generated from ruminant production systems. Traditional responses to address these externalities have often been system-based. While these ...