Kōrero: Soil erosion and conservation

Direct drilling

Direct drilling

This agricultural machine is directly drilling oats into a field of wheat stubble. Direct drilling plants pasture seeds or crops straight into the soil, under pasture, using a special drill. The advantage of this method is that the soil does not need to be ploughed. On flat land, such as this on the Canterbury Plains, bare soil can be vulnerable to wind erosion, especially when the nor’wester blows.

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Photograph by Peter E. Smith

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Paul Gregg, 'Soil erosion and conservation - Mechanical control of erosion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/19816/direct-drilling (accessed 23 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Paul Gregg, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008