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Biographical entry Custance, John Daniel (1842 - 1923)

Born
1842
Norfolk, England
Died
14 December 1923
Black Forest, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Agricultural scientist

Summary

John Daniel Custance was appointed the first professor of Roseworthy Agricultural College, South Australia in 1881. He conducted a series of fertiliser trials on cereals, which were extended by Professor William Lowrie from 1887 onwards. They reported on the beneficial residual effects of superphosphate on the clover pastures which followed the cereal crop.

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McCarthy, G.J.