B.Ag.Sci. Honours (2019)
Species identity and interaction effects on pasture growth and quality in the fourth year of an ongoing pasture mixture experiment (PDF unavailable)
Nick measured the effects of perennial ryegrass, plantain, white and red clovers on pasture growth and quality in the fourth year of this long-term field experiment at Lincoln University. He found strong and similar benefits from mixing either ryegrass or plantain with either white clover or red clover. This was despite major changes in botanical composition by the fourth year, including a decline in red clover content and increased weeds in many swards. Nick was supervised by Dr Alistair Black and the 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.