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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