A study in the breeding and selection of Yorkshire Fog (Holcus lanatus L.) for hill land conditions in New Zealand : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of M. Agric. Sci.
In a few simple words, written many years ago, we see the objectives which have become fundamental not only to the foundation of New Zealand's farming industry but to the whole economic wellbeing of the nation. In no other country has continued economic survival become so closely associated with pasture development and the progress of grassland and animal research.
Since these words were first written, New Zealand has entered into an era of achievement, an ere in which the vision has come near to reality.
Few new areas have been cleared of their native vegetation end the achievement has been realized by the checking of reversion and the increasing of
production on the existing land. In little over thirty years, the total animal production from New Zealand's grassland has almost doubled, yet this accomplishment provides little room complacency since the future
of' the nation depends on the continuation and even acceleration of this
rate of progress. [From Introduction]