Story: Soils and regional land use

Hump-and-hollow pasture

Hump-and-hollow pasture

Before sowing with pasture, the land may be contoured into a giant corrugated-iron pattern. This allows water to quickly drain away and prevents ‘pugging’ (heavy trampling of the soil and pasture) by grazing livestock. This hump-and-hollow pasture is at Tetaho, South Westland.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Soils and regional land use - Northern and western South Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 August 2022)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008