Kōrero: Soils

Melanic soil

Melanic soil

The black topsoil rich in organic matter contrasts with the underlying white, calcareous parent material. This Ōamaru soil is prized for growing crops and for market gardening.

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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, plates 12.11; 12.10 (inset)
Photographs by Quentin Christie

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Allan Hewitt, 'Soils - Wet and rock type-dominated soils', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12338/melanic-soil (accessed 6 March 2021)

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