Story: Fertiliser industry

South Island soils (2nd of 2)

South Island soils

The South Island is dominated by Podzol soils in the west, Brown and Pallic soils in the east, and semi-arid Brown stony soils in Central Otago. Each has different fertiliser requirements.

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Source: Les Molloy, Soils in the New Zealand landscape: the living mantle. 2nd ed. Lincoln: New Zealand Society of Soil Science, 1998, p. 231

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How to cite this page:

Ants Roberts, 'Fertiliser industry - What is fertiliser?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/17953/south-island-soils (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Ants Roberts, published 24 Nov 2008