Kōrero: Soil erosion and conservation

Aerial topdressing

Aerial topdressing

The first trials of aerial topdressing were organised by Doug Campbell of the Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Council. The aim was to grow better pastures on hill land prone to erosion, as Campbell’s 1955 bulletin suggests. As it turned out, aerial topdressing also transformed the economics of farming all hill country.

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Reference: Eric Pawson and Tom Brooking, Environmental histories of New Zealand. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2002, p. 194

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paul Gregg, 'Soil erosion and conservation - Surveys and research', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/19794/aerial-topdressing (accessed 3 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Paul Gregg, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008