Story: Soils

Egg-cup Podzol in farm land (1st of 2)

Egg-cup Podzol in farm land

Podzolised soils are weathered, poorly drained and acidic. The podzolised soil that forms under mature trees, particularly kauri, can be so marked that they form 'egg-cup Podzols' – nutrient-poor areas where individual trees once grew. This egg-cup Podzol is located beside a farm track in the Whāngārei area, Northland. If drained and fertilised, podzolised soils can become productive pasture.

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Allan Hewitt, 'Soils - The most extensive soils', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 October 2021)

Story by Allan Hewitt, published 24 Sep 2007