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Farmers demonstrate environmental and water management techniques to local member

(2007) Farmers demonstrate environmental and water management techniques to local member. Judi Moylan Newsletter, 2007. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Newsletter article explains Narrogin farmers, Lex and Diana Hardie recently demonstrated the benefits of best practice farm management to their Federal member, the Hon Judi Moylan, MP.
Judi Moylan visited the Hardie farm and saw first hand the benefits of conservation work, improving the quality and productivity of land and conserving water.
The Hardies began to use interceptor banks, twenty-eight years ago, to drain excess water from waterlogged paddocks and direct it back into natural winter streams and into dams strategically placed to maximise the capture of water.
The design of the interceptor bank concept was developed from the pioneering work of the late Harry Whittington and the Wisalt system.
Areas formerly waterlogged and with a high risk of becoming saline were now able to produce healthy pasture and crops, with the redirected seepage water helping to fill the dams in the dry season.
Mrs. Moylan said this system demonstrates the attention many farmers now place on best practice land management.
The Minister for Environment, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull, MP has been invited to see the work first-hand.

This article contains two photographs, one image showing Mr. Lex Hardie crouching on a slope; one image of Mr. Lex Hardie standing near a dam's edge.

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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: ©2007
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58234
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