A field of wheat is harvested on the Canterbury Plains. Traditionally, Canterbury, Otago and Southland have been the main cropping regions in New Zealand. Arable crops are grown as part of a rotation that includes cereal cash crops (wheat, barley and oats), followed by crops and pasture to feed livestock. Wheat is mostly grown for human consumption.
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Photograph by G. R. Roberts
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