18 Apr 2017

Uncontrolled farming practice stripping land and could be

From Morning Report, 7:20 am on 18 April 2017

It's been dubbed spray and pray - farmers use weed killer to strip hill country of pasture then sow a winter crop and add a lot of fertiliser.

The intensive farming practice is taking off in the Rangitikei with no oversight and there are fears the new approach is damaging the land and polluting the river.