Story: Shelter on farms

Artificial shelter belts

Artificial shelter belts

Artificial shelter can be built quickly, and will not compete with the adjacent crop for moisture. The materials and design can be selected to suit the environment and crop needs. It may also be an interim measure until planted shelter becomes established.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Shelter on farms - Problems and alternatives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 August 2022)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008