- Book ID: 561
Compiled by Horticulture Advisory Officer (HAO) Robert Findlay (RF) the ninth and last HAO based in the Roxburgh Office. He also serviced Southland
The first Roxburgh based Orchard Instructor was Stan Frew from 1935.
The document has back ground notes too mentioning – the location of the offices first on the corner of Scotland and Jedburgh Street opp Robbs motors then 12 Hawick Street opp Pinder motors.
Visits arranged by HAO of pomologist Dr Don McKenzie DSIR and Mr Bob June ex J Wattie canneries looking at the prospects for asparagus.
Mention is made of three publications:
- Memories of a Horticulture Advisory Officer 1975-1983-the 9th and last based in the Roxburgh Office. Published in time for the centenary anniversary of the Ettrick Fruitgrowers Association. This is a chapter of a book of the same title but from 1969-1988. (Work in progress)
- If Horticulture is you business then we share a common interest. The record of extension activities undertaken in his (RF) time. 1969 -1987 Published
- Government Horticulture Experts 1892-1987. Profiles of the hundreds of instructors (extension) and inspectors (regulatory) staff who served in the Dept. Agriculture and its successors.