A REVIEW OF THE GRASS SPECIES INTRODUCTIONS INTO THE TUSSOCK GRASSLANDS OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

J.A. Douglas
1973 Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association  
T HE EARLY SETTLERS and their stock moved into the inland South Island tussock grasslands in the 1850s. It was an area of rich pasture and the official estimate of the time (1857) was that the superior grasses could carry one sheep to two acres, good grasses one sheep to three acres, and inferior one sheep to four to five acres (Beettie, 1947).
doi:10.33584/jnzg.1973.35.1383 fatcat:b7orspkl25bchbb2i3uwjis334