Story: Soil investigation

‘New Zealand has soil!’

‘New Zealand has soil!’

The importance of New Zealand’s high-quality soils to farming is often overlooked. The DSIR Soil Bureau produced this poster in 1980 to mark its golden jubilee – at a time when there was an effort to increase oil exploration in New Zealand because of soaring overseas oil prices.

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How to cite this page:

P. J. Tonkin, 'Soil investigation - Golden age of soil survey: 1951–1985', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by P. J. Tonkin, published 24 Sep 2007