Story: Topdressing

Ground spreader

Ground spreader

One of the earliest mechanised fertiliser distributors was the spreader box. This had a reciprocating perforated plate through which the fertiliser would fall. It provided a very uniform distribution, but the rate of progress was limited by the width of the spreader.

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Reference: AANR 6329 52 K5,834

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John Maber, 'Topdressing - Ground spreading', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by John Maber, published 24 Nov 2008