Story: Soils

Southland plains

Southland plains

The Southland plains rarely suffer from drought, so their cultivable brown soils form some of New Zealand’s most productive land. Recent years have seen a sharp increase in dairy farming.

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Allan Hewitt, 'Soils - The most extensive soils', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Allan Hewitt, published 24 Sep 2007