These loess-derived soils are found on the moist terraces and rolling landscape of Manawatū and southern Hawke’s Bay They are free draining and, if managed well, can provide productive pasture or crops. In the Manawatū they are used for growing potatoes and barley.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
New Zealand Society of Soil Science
Reference: Les Molloy, Soils in the New Zealand landscape: the living mantle. Wellington: Mallinson Rendel, 1988, plate 6.8
Photograph by Quentin Christie
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