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Drains can be answer to water-logged soils

Busher, M. (1982) Drains can be answer to water-logged soils. The Countryman, 30 December 1982. p. 10 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Waterlogging was the focus of a paper given at a Narrogin seminar earlier this year. Ross George from the Department of Agriculture's Division of Resource Management stated that the extent of waterlogging was poorly documented, crop losses due to waterlogging could be high and in many cases was a barrier to developing cropping enterprises. Tim Negus, officer in charge of the Department of Agriculture's Narrogin office stated that waterlogging can affect between 30 to 50 percent of some paddocks in crop and that interceptor banks used for salinity control tend to dry out the land downslope, suggesting that a shallow contour bank would be useful in many locations as an answer to the waterlogging issue.

This article contains three photographs: a reverse bank interceptor being constructed in Narrogin; Tim Negus inspecting a drain in the Department of Agriculture trial paddock; and displaying a diagram of the construction of a reverse interceptor drain.

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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: ©1982 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56796
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