Poplar fodder trial

Harris, Murray; Wills, Barrie
February 2005
New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2005, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p10
Provides information on a Poplar fodder trial launched by the Otago, New Zealand Catchment Board in 1989 in an effort to deal with challenges posed by droughts on farming land in the region. Number of flevo poplar wand materials used in the trial block; Impact of the trial on steer grazing; Factors considered during the first harvest.


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