Story: Topdressing

Spreading by hand

Spreading by hand

Hill pastures needed fertiliser to maintain production and prevent the pasture reverting to fern and scrub. For many years the only means of applying it was by hand, which was slow, dusty and difficult work.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AANR 6329 52 K4,197

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John Maber, 'Topdressing - Origins of aerial topdressing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by John Maber, published 24 Nov 2008