Story: Weeds of agriculture

Spray equipment, 1939

Spray equipment, 1939

Before the days of hormone sprays, a solution of sodium chlorate was sprayed onto weeds such as blackberry and ragwort. Here a small, two-stroke petrol motor powers a spray unit on the back of a truck used to control roadside weeds.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AANR 6329 24 DA 31,830

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Ian Popay, 'Weeds of agriculture - Weed control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2022)

Story by Ian Popay, published 24 Nov 2008