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Biographical entry Davies, John Griffiths (1904 - 1969)

10 May 1904
Aberystwyth, Wales
15 March 1969
South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Agricultural scientist


John Griffiths Davies became the first head of pasture research for CSIRO Division of Plant Industry in 1938. He moved to Brisbane in 1952 to take charge of what was to become the new Division of Tropical Pastures. His research was involved with tropical legumes that would grow in Queensland's nitrogen deficient soils and allow stock levels to be increased.

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  • 'Obituary: Dr. J. Griffiths Davies', Journal of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science, 35 (2) (1969), 135-136. Details
  • Hutton, E. M., 'Obituary: John Griffiths Davies', Australian Journal of Science, 32 (2) (1969), 45-47. Details
  • Moore, R. M., 'John Griffiths Davies (1904-69) - an epitaph in grass [includes list of publications]', Tropical Grasslands, 4 (1) (1970), 1-6. Details


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