Story: Arable farming

Spray irrigation

Spray irrigation

Irrigation applied at the correct times during the growth of the crop can boost yields. This paddock of wheat is being irrigated on a North Otago farm at the time that the grain is forming. This will result in bigger grain. If the crop does not get water at this stage of its growth, the seed will not fill out.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 25 November 2005, p. 31
Photograph by Neal Wallace

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Sue Zydenbos, 'Arable farming - Fertiliser and irrigation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Sue Zydenbos, published 24 Nov 2008