New Zealand Pasture and Crop Science is the first textbook to bring together in one volume the scientific information on pasture and crop production in New Zealand, the efficient conversion of plants to animal products, the use of trees on farms, and how sustainable pastoral and cropping systems can be maintained. It provides a much needed description of our understanding of modern plant production in New Zealand. The text provides a general account of the effects of the environment on individual plant functions and crop and pasture production with a particular emphasis on the temperate climate.
1. The Farmlands of New Zealand; 2. Plant Growth, Development and Yield; 3. Environmental Effects on Plant Growth and Development; 4. Plant Interactions in Pastures and Crops; 5. Climate and Pasture Production in New Zealand; 6. Pastures and Soil Fertility; 7. Pasture Species and Cultivars; 8. Pasture Establishment; 9. Nutrition of Grazing Animals; 10. Livestock Farming Systems in New Zealand; 11. Grazing Management; 12. Supplementary Feeding Systems; 13. Annual Crop Production Principles; 14. Cereals; 15. Grain Legumes; 16. Herbage Seeds; 17. Processed and New Crops; 19. Sustainability of Pastures and Crops; 18. Farm Forestry and Shelter