Story: Topdressing

Fertiliser blower

Fertiliser blower

The blower is mounted behind a hopper, and the reciprocating spout throws fertiliser sideways. Shown here in 1953, this was a convenient way to get fertiliser onto steep or otherwise inaccessible areas.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AANR 6329 52 K5,767

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John Maber, 'Topdressing - Ground spreading', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by John Maber, published 24 Nov 2008