Story: Soils and regional land use

Topdressing hill country

Topdressing hill country

Farming in New Zealand hill country would be impossible without the aerial topdressing of fertiliser on steep and often inaccessible pastures. Regular topdressing and controlled grazing helps stop sown pastures reverting to scrub and weeds.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Soils and regional land use - Central and western North Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2021)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008