Story: Soils

Egg-cup Podzol in farmland (1st of 2)

Egg-cup Podzol in farmland

Podzolised soils are weathered, poorly drained and acidic. The podzolised soil under mature trees, particularly kauri, can form 'egg-cup Podzols' – nutrient-poor areas where individual trees once grew. This egg-cup Podzol is located beside a farm track near Whangārei. 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 4 July 2022)

Story by Allan Hewitt, published 24 Sep 2007