Story: Fire and agriculture

Burning wheat stubble

Burning wheat stubble

Stubble-burning remains a controversial practice. In this Canterbury scene, clouds of smoke billow from the burning stubble. In the foreground, a firebreak has been ploughed around the outside of the paddock to prevent the fire 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