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Conservation: it pays

Lloyd, D. (1989) Conservation: it pays. Elders Weekly, 31 August 1989. pp. 4-5 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Newspaper article by David Lloyd.

An in-depth look at the conservation measures implemented by Crash Edwards on the family property at Kweda. Through a careful holistic property management plan, the Edwards family has reversed degradation and, in some areas, improved the soil quality and production figures beyond what was recorded in the 1960's.

Crash Edwards got control of waterflow on his property by embracing the WISALTS Interceptor Bank System. The interceptor banks complemented the existing dam system, preventing run off and keeping dams full across the whole farm for livestock. In addition to reducing soil erosion, the Edwards' undertake an annual tree planting project to lower the water table. They have adapted to farming along the contour which, with time and experience, has led to significant savings of time and fuel for machinery.

The article contains a photograph of Crash Edwards holding a farm plan for his property.

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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: ©1989 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56191
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