Story: Farming and the environment

Trial planting

Trial planting

Alfred Cockayne (far left) and Bruce Levy (centre) are generally credited with developing and encouraging the establishment of clover-based pasture as the basis of farmland development in New Zealand. They are shown here examining a trial planting of white clover at the Plant Research Station at Palmerston North, where Cockayne was director, and Levy the grassland specialist.

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Julia Haggerty and Hugh Campbell, 'Farming and the environment - Expansion in the 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2021)

Story by Julia Haggerty and Hugh Campbell, published 24 Nov 2008