Story: Water quality

Field irrigation (2nd of 2)

Field irrigation

Plants usually need to be watered in summer and autumn. Irrigation water may be taken from underground or from rivers, for use on crops or pasture, or on recreation areas such as sports fields or golf courses. This large pivot irrigation unit is on a Canterbury dairy farm.

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Mike Scarsbrook and Kit Rutherford, 'Water quality - Water quality in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 October 2022)

Story by Mike Scarsbrook and Kit Rutherford, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 18 Jul 2016