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Notes about the author

Ian Partridge was born in Devon, England in 1943 and studied Agricultural Science at Reading University, before completing a Diploma in Tropical Agriculture at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad.

He worked as an agricultural officer in Kenya researching high altitude pastures from 1965 to 1968. In 1969, he went to Fiji and worked on a research and development program on hill pastures on the island of Viti Levu until 1983.

Ian migrated to Australia in 1983, and joined the Department of Primary Industries in the state of Queensland. He was a pasture extension officer based at Bundaberg and Gayndah in south-east Queensland for seven years, until he moved to Toowoomba to become an Information Officer specialising in books on native and sown pastures.

Ian has acted as a pasture and training consultant in the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam and Indonesia.

He was Newsletter Editor for the Tropical Grassland Society of Australia from 1988 until the close of the Society in 2010, and became A Fellow of the Society in 2001. Booklets and books he has written or edited and produced include:

  • Leucaena: shrub legume for cattle feed - Tropical Grassland Society (1985 )
  • Managing native pastures: a graziers guide - Queensland Department of Primary Industries (1992)
  • Managing southern speargrass: a graziers guide - Queensland Department of Primary Industries (1993)
  • Managing northern speargrass: a graziers guide - Queensland Department of Primary Industries (1995)
  • Managing mitchell grass: a graziers guide - Queensland Department of Primary Industries (1996)
  • Managing mulga grasslands: a graziers guide - Queensland Department of Primary Industries (1996)
  • Will it rain? : The effect of the Southern Oscillation and El Nino on Australia - Queensland Department of Primary Industries (1991, 1996, 2001)
  • A guide to better pastures for the tropics and subtropics - NSW Agriculture (1995)
  • Stylos for better beef - Queensland Department of Primary Industries (1995)
  • Sown pastures for the seasonally dry tropics - Queensland Department of Primary Industries (1993)
  • Sown pastures for the brigalow lands - Queensland Department of Primary Industries (1993)
  • Tropical pasture seed production - Queensland Department of Primary Industries (1996)
  • Monitoring grazing lands in northern Australia - Tropical grassland Society Occasional Publication 9 (1998 )
  • Managing grazing in northern Australia: a graziers guide - DPI (1999)
  • Managing grazing in the semi-arid woodlands: a graziers guide - DPI (2000)
  • Mengelola
  • padang rumput alam di Indonesia Tenggara - DPI (2002)

Creator: Ian Partridge
Date created: 03 April 1998  Revised: 12 August 2003

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