The most important pasture plant in New Zealand is white clover, which can ‘fix’ nitrogen from the atmosphere and release it in the soil to stimulate growth in associated grasses. White clover has been the relatively low-cost basis for pasture production since intensive research into species for New Zealand conditions began in the 1930s. This crop in full flower is being managed for seed production.
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