Kōrero: Fire and agriculture

Impact of burning and grazing

Impact of burning and grazing

In the semi-arid and high-country regions of Central Otago, tussocks recover slowly after burning. The growing season is restricted by cold temperatures in winter and high evaporation rates in summer. Grazing after burning compounds the problem. The impact on the vegetation is apparent on the right side of this fence, compared with the ungrazed tussock on the left.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10047495
Photograph by Neville Peat

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Robert Peden, 'Fire and agriculture - Burning and erosion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15204/impact-of-burning-and-grazing (accessed 24 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Robert Peden, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008