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Use of pumice soils

Use of pumice soils

Pumice soils are used for exotic forest, mainly Pinus radiata, and pastoral farming. Recently, as a result of high prices for dairy products, large areas of forest have been cleared and the land converted to pasture for dairy farming.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Soils and regional land use - Central and western North Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008