Story: Superphosphate

Fertiliser loader and topdressing aircraft

Fertiliser loader and topdressing aircraft

Aerial topdressing (the application of fertiliser by aircraft) was pioneered in New Zealand. Fertiliser is delivered in bulk to a bin beside a landing strip on the farm. A front-end loader takes fertiliser from the bin to the hopper of the aircraft in just a few seconds.

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Arthur Duncan, 'Superphosphate - Superphosphate pros and cons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2022)

Story by Arthur Duncan, published 24 Nov 2008