Story: Soils and regional land use

Farmer scattering magnesium

Farmer scattering magnesium

Pumice soils are naturally low in all nutrients, including trace elements such as magnesium. This farmer is spreading magnesite dust over pasture to prevent grass staggers in his cows, especially in spring.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Soils and regional land use - Central and western North Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 June 2022)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008