Kōrero: Arable farming

Loading a seed drill

Loading a seed drill

Two men are filling the fertiliser box on a seed drill. There is also a box in front for the seed. A drill can be calibrated for sowing different sized seeds and different rates of fertiliser. The seed and fertiliser are metered out by a mechanism driven by the drill’s wheels as it is pulled along. The seed and fertiliser fall down separate tubes behind the coulter (blade) and are ‘drilled’ into the soil.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
Reference: PICT-000081 (A2897)

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Sue Zydenbos, 'Arable farming - Cultivation and planting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17583/loading-a-seed-drill (accessed 2 December 2021)

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