THE RISE AND FALL OF WHEAT ACREAGE IN SOUTH CENTRAL CANTERBURY, NEW ZEALAND, 1870-1960.
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES-NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON D C FOREIGN FIELD RESEARCH PROGRAM
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The study of change in wheat acreage bears upon South-central Canterbury, New Zealand, because that area offers a challenging and an exceptional problem in agricultural and historical geography. Realization of the extreme differences in soils was apparent by wheat growers in the 1870s, and it has remained the basis of acreage distribution since that time. Other areally-varying features, particularly precipitation, topography and farm size, were also associated with wheat patterns, but the degree of association was significantly lower than for wheat and soil. Author
- Agricultural Engineering
- Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture