Story: Farming in the economy

Managing soil erosion

W. L. Newnham, chair of the Soil and Rivers Control Council from 1942 until 1957, talks about the impact of farming and bush clearance on millions of acres of the New Zealand landscape. One of the solutions he proposes is to plant trees to prevent soil erosion on steep hill country.

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Reference: Chairman's speech on soil conservation. National Film Unit, 1950

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Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - The closing of the farming frontier, 1900s to 1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008