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Good reasons for erosion control

(1990) Good reasons for erosion control. Elders Weekly, 25 January 1990. p. 37 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Presents two case studies illustrating the value of soil conservation activities.

In the first, a farmer who responded to heavy flooding damage by investing in a system of contour banks was able to sell their property for $1460/ha. This represented a record price and reflected the quality of the land.

In the second, a farmer reported damages from an accident, including subsequent heavy crop losses. Heavy rain could have damaged the crops further, however this risk could largely have been abated with better water control systems installed. The cost of installation would have been significantly less than the initial damages.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1990 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/55488
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