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FARMING, ARABLE – HOPS

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FARMING, ARABLE – HOPS

Hops have been grown in various parts of New Zealand in the past, but all commercial plantings are now in the Waimea County of Nelson Province. Hops are grown on the heavier silt loams and clay loams of river valleys. The high annual sunshine plays a large part in producing heavy crops. Moreover, a fairly evenly distributed rainfall of approximately 40 in. a year requires only occasional supplementary irrigation.

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Moore Grant Baumgart, B.SC., Horticultural Division, Department of Agriculture, Nelson.

Last updated 23-Apr-09