The economic utilisation of grassland
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:O'Connor, R. 'The economic utilisation of grassland'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XX, Part III, 1959/1960, pp71-96
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Recent experimental work has brought to notice the remarkable yield potential of Irish grassland. In experiments at Johnstown Castle on poor soils, yields of about 40 cwts. of starch equivalent (S.E.) per acre were obtained (8). It is now agreed that the problem of increasing output of grass is not very difficult and that it should be quite possible with a moderate programme of pasture improvement to raise the average output of pasture to 25 cwts. (S.E.) per acre which is about double the present output.
Description:Read before the Society, 11 December 1959
Author: O'Connor, R.
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. XX, Part III, 1959/1960
Availability:Full text available
Keywords:Grassland utilisation, Irish agriculture, Land use