Shuo Yang

M.Ag.Sci. Candidate

Plant diversity effects on dry matter production and weed suppression of temperate pasture

Research Overview

Shuo is working on a large field experiment at Lincoln University to test how increasing plant species diversity affects pasture growth and quality. His work involves the measurement of dry matter yield, botanical composition and soil water use of 69 monocultures and mixtures of six common pasture species during their first year. He is supervised by Dr Alistair Black. 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.