Pukekohe silt loam, Pukekohe Hill
Lowe, D.J. (2010). Pukekohe silt loam, Pukekohe Hill. In D.J. Lowe, V.E. Neall, M. Hedley, B. Clothier & A. Mackay (Eds.), Guidebook for pre-conference North Island New Zealand "Volcanoes to ocean" 26th-30th July, 2010, 19th World Congress of Soil Science: soil solutions for a changing world: Brisbane Australia 1-6 August 2010. (pp. 1.12-1.23). Palmerston North, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Soil Science.
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Pukekohe Hill is an excellent starting point for the tour in various ways: it provides a commanding view of important market gardens developed within Ultisols, and associated landuse issues, and the Massey Memorial on the hilltop commemorates Irish-born, South Auckland identity William (‘Big Bill’) Fergusson Massey (1865-1925), Prime Minister of New Zealand 1912-1925, after whom Massey University is named. Pukekohe town has a population of about 23,000.
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