Story: Soils and regional land use

Sheep farm, Southland

Sheep farm, Southland

Southland has a reliable climate for grass growing. Despite cool temperatures compared with the North Island, with adequate fertiliser the region can produce just as much pasture. As in other areas of New Zealand, large tracts have been converted to dairy farming.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Soils and regional land use - Eastern and southern South Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008