New Zealand Student Tours
Farming on the
When English farmers arrived here they were devastated,
by the dry weather and barren soils being so very different from their
soon the farmers learnt
to irrigate the arid deserts with water from the giant rivers, they enhanced
the soils with minerals and grew animals and plants to better cope with the
conditions. One hundred and fifty years later the land is highly
productive with dairy farms taking over from sheep and grain farming.
help us understand the processes and management that transformed the desert
to its present.
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