Story: Forestry research

Precision sower

Precision sower

A precision sower plants seeds at exact intervals, ensuring the best possible germination rate and the highest quality seedlings. This machine was one of several pieces of equipment developed by Forest Research Institute scientists in the 1970s to help with the mass production of young trees.

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Margaret Richardson, 'Forestry research - Studying exotic plantations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17052/precision-sower (accessed 1 October 2020)

Story by Margaret Richardson, published 24 Nov 2008