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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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FERTILISERS, LIME, AND TRACE ELEMENTS

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FERTILISERS, LIME, AND TRACE ELEMENTS

The main products of New Zealand agriculture are milk, meat, and wool. These are obtained from cattle and sheep which derive their feed almost entirely from pasture, that is, from grasses and clovers. Nevertheless, the largest acreage of crops is grown for supplementary livestock fodder and a much smaller acreage for human consumption. Since most of the fertilisers used in New Zealand are applied to pastures, it is this practice that is mainly discussed.

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Cornelius During, B.AGR.SC., formerly Farm Advisory Service, Department of Agriculture, Wellington.

Last updated 23-Apr-09