Kōrero: Soils

Pukekohe market gardens

Pukekohe market gardens

The dark-brown Granular soils at Pukekohe have been used for market gardening for many years. They are derived from weathered volcanic rocks. Their very strong structure allows them to be repeatedly cultivated without much physical deterioration.

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Massey University
Reference: Les Molloy, Soils in the New Zealand landscape: the living mantle. Lincoln: New Zealand Society of Soil Science, 1988, plate 14.1
Photograph by Quentin Christie

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Allan Hewitt, 'Soils - Ancient soils', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12313/pukekohe-market-gardens (accessed 14 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Allan Hewitt, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007