Laura Keenan

PhD Candidate

Modelling growth and development red and white clovers established with plantain as a specialist grazing option

Research overview

Laura is interested in the growth and development of red and white clover in plantain swards. She will use this information to examine how the addition of specialist forage crops can impact on the financial performance of sheep and beef farms. Laura will use field and farm based data to develop equations for modelling both the pasture and on-farm responses. This work is part of the Hill Country Futures programme (BLNZT1701) funded by Beef + Lamb New Zealand, MBIE, Seed Force New Zealand and PGG Wrightson Seeds. Laura is supervised by Professor Derrick Moot and Dr Alistair Black.