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Peter is an active researcher in pasture science, agroforestry and agricultural systems and has supervised many postgraduate students from around the world as well as teaching pasture science at all levels.
Evaluation of herb pastures (plantain and chicory) for their use in pastoral systems.
Agroforestry: Better understanding of the interaction between pasture production and poplar and willow planted for erosion control.
Future Food Systems
Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Agriculture, Land and Farm Management (070100): Agroforestry (070501): Agronomy (070302): Crop and Pasture Production (070300): Farming Systems Research (070107): Forestry Sciences (070500)
Pasture science and production, evaluation of new pasture and forage species, agronomy of tap rooted forage species - chicory, plantain, lucerne, red clover, birdsfoot trefoil, silvopastoral systems, poplars and willows, grazing management and livestock grazing behaviour.
Project Title: Science-based Extension for Lower North Island Sheep and Beef Farmers
Date Range: 2015 - 2017
Funding Body: Ministry for Primary Industries