Share 'An Environmental Disaster Waiting To Happen: "Spray And Pray"'
An intensive farming practice taking off in the Rangitikei, known locally as spray and pray, is an environmental disaster waiting to happen, according to Fish and Game.
The method involves aerially spraying steep hill country with herbicide, then sowing a winter crop and aerially spraying with fertiliser.
Stock are then fed in mobs on the crop during winter, which strips it back to bare land.
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