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Winchmore Irrigation Research Station

Winchmore Irrigation Research Station

The Winchmore Irrigation Research Station, 16 kilometres north-west of Ashburton, investigated the benefits of irrigation to pastoral and arable farming. Trials also evaluated the long-term effects of phosphate fertiliser application, losses of phosphate in irrigation water, differing pasture species and insect pests.

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Ross Galbreath, 'Agricultural and horticultural research - Department of Agriculture research', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2023)

Story by Ross Galbreath, published 24 Nov 2008