Kōrero: Pastures

Natural No. 8 wire

Natural No. 8 wire

Kikuyu is very high in fibre, making it difficult for stock to digest. The strength of this kikuyu stolon (stem) is reflected in its ability to hold a weight of 12 kilograms without breaking, as demonstrated by Wayne Andrewes.

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Private collection
Photograph by Helen Moodie

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Deric Charlton, 'Pastures - Subtropical grasses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/16359/natural-no-8-wire (accessed 31 March 2020)

He kōrero nā Deric Charlton, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008