Annamaria Mills

PhD (2007)

Understanding constraints to cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L.) based pasture production (PDF 1.9 MB)

Research Overview

This thesis quantified the effects of temperature, water and nitrogen on the yield potential of cocksfoot (orchardgrass) pastures. The effect of each factor was assessed in relation to the potential yield determined with non limiting water and nitrogen during the 2003/04 and 2004/05 growth seasons in Canterbury, New Zealand. Unifying relationships were developed which were then integrated into a multiplicative yield prediction model. Anna was supervised by Dr Derrick Moot, Dr Bruce McKenzie, Mr Dick Lucas and Dr Pete Jamieson (Crop & Food Research).

Anna has been a core member of Lincoln University‘s Dryland Pasture Research Group since 2006.