Story: Soils and regional land use

Response to fertiliser

Response to fertiliser

An early trial at the Department of Agriculture’s Moumāhaki Demonstration Farm near Waverley, Taranaki, shows the importance of superphosphate fertiliser to the growth of kūmara (sweet potato). Kūmara from the plot without fertiliser (left) are much smaller than the fertilised crops.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Soils and regional land use - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2022)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008