Kōrero: Arable farming

Patchwork plains

Patchwork plains

This view of the Canterbury Plains shows a patchwork of crops and cultivated paddocks. From the 1890s until the 1990s this region was dominated by mixed farming. Farmers grew a rotation of crops and pasture to fatten sheep and cattle and maintain the soil’s fertility. In recent years dairy farming based on irrigation and high inputs of fertiliser has changed this landscape.

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Reference: Ag4678Rbt.tif
Photograph by G. R. Roberts

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Sue Zydenbos, 'Arable farming - Mixed cropping and crop rotation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17579/patchwork-plains (accessed 14 April 2021)

He kōrero nā Sue Zydenbos, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008