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Cones save trees from pests

Bone, H. (1989) Cones save trees from pests. Elders Weekly, 23 February 1989. p. 58 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Newspaper article by Helen Bone.

Discusses how Angus and Sally James became the sole importers of Gro-Cones, polyester reinforced plastic cones which protect young trees from harmful conditions. In addition to keeping pests away, the cones protect the trees from any herbicides sprayed nearby and keep livestock away, reducing the amount of land the farmer needs to fence off. On hot days the cones trap condensation, keeping moisture available to young plants. By the time the plastic begins to break down, the trees are mature enough to survive without protection. Field tests have proved positive; trees with Gro-Cones around them grew significantly faster and stronger than trees planted at the same time, but without the cone.

The article contains an advertisement for Gro-Cones, supplied by Sally and Angus James.

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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/56228
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