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Batalling Creek: Trees may help lower water level

(1984) Batalling Creek: Trees may help lower water level. The Countryman, 19 April 1984. p. 28 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Two-page feature discusses the performance of tree lucerne in a 'clearing ban' area in the Collie River catchment area.
Ted Rowley, a Department of Agriculture Narrogin district adviser, was speaking at a Land Management Society's field day at Batalling Creek, and said the leaf and edible stem parts of the tree lucerne plants contained 18 to 25 percent crude protein and its digestibility was 60 to 80 percent.
The lucerne could be readily established from seed and direct sowing with a combine could be needed if weeds were well controlled.
The tree lucerne plantation is near the Batalling Creek site of a controversial trial in which the effects of Whittington interceptor banks on stream flow and salinity were to be monitored.
The trial was established in 1978 and ended in 1979, after two seasons.

This article contains two photographs, one of a Harrington ditcher machine with Unknown standing; one image of a Harrington ditcher machine working a trench with a group of three Unknown onlookers.

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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: ©1984 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58008
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