Story: Farm mechanisation

Cresco topdressing plane

Cresco topdressing plane

A Cresco 800 topdressing aircraft releases its load of fertiliser. In the early 2000s Cresco topdressing planes were manufactured at Rukuhia, near Hamilton, by Pacific Aerospace Corporation. The company was one of a number of local firms that made agricultural machinery manufacture a significant industry in New Zealand.

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James Watson, 'Farm mechanisation - Consequences of farm mechanisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2021)

Story by James Watson, published 24 Nov 2008