Kōrero: Soils

New Zealand's driest soils (1 o 2)

New Zealand's driest soils

In Central Otago, which has less than 500 millimetres of rainfall annually, droughts occur every year and plant growth stops unless irrigation water is available. Irrigation is economically worthwhile on flat land with higher-value orchard or horticultural crops, or for lucerne hay or forage crop production. Large areas of pasture on Semi-arid soils are irrigated by border dyke and flooding methods. These are gradually being replaced by more efficient spray and 'K-line' methods.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN34824/1
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Allan Hewitt, 'Soils - The most extensive soils', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12309/new-zealands-driest-soils (accessed 30 September 2022)

He kōrero nā Allan Hewitt, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007