Kōrero: Soils and regional land use

Digging kūmara

Digging kūmara

The free-draining soils at Ruawai are ideal for growing kūmara. However, cold temperatures in late spring can reduce the crop. Mechanical digging and harvesting have taken a lot of the hard work out of collecting kūmara. However, they must still be picked up by hand, as these people are doing in front of the harvester – it is a back-breaking job.

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Kaipara Kumara 2007

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Allan Gillingham, 'Soils and regional land use - Northland', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17088/digging-kumara (accessed 23 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Allan Gillingham, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008