POSSIBILITIES OF DRAINAGE BY MECHANICAL MEANS IN NORTHLAND
AbstractProgress in any industry is accelerated by the availability of suitable machinery to do the work. Farming, and particularly farm drainage, is no exception. I would suggest that, with the increasing availability of such drainage machinery as this paper m,entions, there are great possibilities for farm drainage in Northland. In fact, the stage is set for rapid improvements in farm drainage, which offer: great opportunities for increasing production. This applies not only on what is now undeveloped land, but also, and to a far greater extent, on land that is being farmed today and is already cleared, fenced, and supplied with the necessary buildings. There is a big future for mechanised farm drainage in North Auckland partly because there is no alternative if farming is to be fully developed, and partly because of the recent developments in machinery to do this work. Because of the large areas involved,there is no possibility of doing the work by hand, so machinery offers. the only solution.