Story: Arable farming

Modern cultivation

Modern tractor drivers are protected from the weather and dust by an air-conditioned cab which contains a radio and music player, and in this case also a place for the dog – the ultimate in a farmer’s ‘big boy’s toy’. These tractors are large enough to pull complex cultivation machinery – such as this reversible seven-furrow plough and disc unit, which can do most of the work of preparing a cereal paddock for resowing.

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Sue Zydenbos, 'Arable farming - Cultivation and planting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/17582/modern-cultivation (accessed 19 May 2021)

Story by Sue Zydenbos, published 24 Nov 2008