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