Story: Fire and agriculture

Spraying gorse

Spraying gorse

A helicopter sprays a herbicide to get rid of gorse – a job that was once done by burning. Spraying is more controlled than burning, which always carried the risk of fires spreading.

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Robert Peden, 'Fire and agriculture - Burning in modern agriculture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008