The Waite Agricultural Research Institute

1932: The first B.AgSc Graduates

Later Strengths:

  • Agronomy (Donald – the addition of legumes to the dryland farming system, light in plant growth)
  • Soil Science (Quirk – clays)
  • Plant Breeding (Finlay – handling large numbers of lines and data there from)
  • Root Pathology (Kerr – root knot nematode)
  • Analytical Chemistry (Piper)

Main aspects of the era

Recognition of decline in natural resources

  • Soil conservation

Depression and hardship

  • World markets oversupplied

Economic support for agriculture

  • The value of barrel medic recognized and commercialisation commenced.
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