Story: Farming and the environment

Pugging of pasture

Pugging of pasture

Pugging occurs when wet pasture is trampled by cows, resulting in an almost completely muddy surface. Their hooves create shallow holes of compacted soil, damaging the pasture by burying it in the mud.

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Julia Haggerty and Hugh Campbell, 'Farming and the environment - Effects on soil and water', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Julia Haggerty and Hugh Campbell, published 24 Nov 2008