Kōrero: Soils and regional land use

Waimea Plains

Waimea Plains

The rich, intensively cropped river soils of the Waimea Plains south of Nelson have historically been used for farming and horticulture. Today there are fewer sheep and beef cattle, and grapes, kiwifruit and olives are the typical crops. Future expansion will depend largely on the availability of water as it comes under increasing demand.

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GNS Science
Reference: 24235/25
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Allan Gillingham, 'Soils and regional land use - Northern and western South Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17105/waimea-plains (accessed 23 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Allan Gillingham, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008