Story: Fire and agriculture

Sowing grass seed (3rd of 3)

Sowing grass seed

In a 1929 advertisement from the Arthur Yates seed company, a man spreads grass seed on burnt bush land in the Hokianga. It must have been an unpleasant task as the fine ash would have covered the seed-sower from head to toe.

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Reference: Eph-A-HORTICULTURE-YATES-1929-cover

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Robert Peden, 'Fire and agriculture - North Island farms: bush and fern', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 February 2023)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008