Story: Topdressing

Aerial topdressing

Aerial topdressing

Spreading fertiliser over the land is referred to as topdressing. Applying it from aircraft was pioneered in New Zealand, and has been the main factor in the development of hill-country farming.

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John Maber, 'Topdressing - Fertilisers and spreading methods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by John Maber, published 24 Nov 2008