The natural fertility of New Zealand soils is unable to support the level of pasture or crop production required by commercial farmers or orchardists. Phosphate, lime and other fertilisers need to be applied regularly in order to maintain productivity. Here a ground-spreader truck is applying lime to a small paddock near Motueka.
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Photograph by Dick Roberts
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