FARMING FOOTHILL COUNTRY
AbstractThe farming of foothill country is carried out over the entire length of the South Island. The area consists of those lower hills and undulating clay downs most of which are ploughable. It is situated between the plains ~)r lowlands of the eastern coastline- and the high,' steep, unploughable tussock, scrub, and mountainous country which extends westward to the Main Divide. It is commonly known as the browntop belt on account of this dominant species, which forms the main soil. coverage; The area of the browntop belt in Canterbury alone comprises some 3 million acres.