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Tobacco trial, Motueka Tobacco Research Station (3rd of 3)

Tobacco trial, Motueka Tobacco Research Station

The Motueka Tobacco Research Station was established in 1938. Its research programme was organised in conjunction with the Cawthron Institute and the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. Over the next 20 years, results led to increases in both productivity and the area in production. In this trial, some seed heads have been covered by bags to collect seed. The tall tobacco drying kilns can be seen in the background.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Lady Joyce Marsden Collection (PAColl-0091)
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Ross Galbreath, 'Agricultural and horticultural research - Organising agricultural science', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 September 2021)

Story by Ross Galbreath, published 24 Nov 2008