Jacob Babington

B.Ag.Sci. Honours (2020)

Plant diversity effects on dry matter production and weed suppression of temperate pasture in the second year after sowing (PDF unavailable)

Research overview

Jacob worked on a large field experiment at Lincoln University to test how increasing plant species diversity affects pasture growth and quality. His work involved the measurement of dry matter yield, botanical composition and soil water use of 69 monocultures and mixtures of six common pasture species during their second year. He was supervised by Dr Alistair Black and the experiment is part of the Hill Country Futures programme (BLNZT1701) funded by Beef + Lamb New Zealand, MBIE, Seed Force New Zealand and PGG Wrightson Seeds.