Story: Arable farming

Map of grain-growing areas, 2007

This map shows the areas in New Zealand where the major grain crops are grown. Wheat, barley and oats are mainly grown east of the Southern Alps in the South Island. The main arable crop in the North Island is maize.

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Source: Statistics New Zealand

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Sue Zydenbos, 'Arable farming - Arable crops today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Sue Zydenbos, published 24 Nov 2008