Story: Soils

Modern irrigation, Canterbury

Modern irrigation, Canterbury

Large, central pivot, spray irrigation units are now used on Canterbury dairy farms. These rotate at a programmed rate. They have spray arms of up to 900 metres, which can cover up to 250 hectares.

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Allan Hewitt, 'Soils - What makes a good soil?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 March 2023)

Story by Allan Hewitt, published 24 Sep 2007