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Sound practical farming brings Northam man success

(1974) Sound practical farming brings Northam man success. Our Land, March 1974. pp. 1-2 [Publication] [Special Collections]


This two-page article outlines good farming techniques, Mr. Les Hitchcock of Malabaine near Northam, has been using to achieve his winning of the Governor's Cup at the Perth Royal Show three times in the past four years.
The original 180 acres has been farmed by Hitchcock's for three generations, growing to 840 acres by the time Les Hitchcock took over control in 1947.
The article discusses the stock run on the property and crops including oats and wheat grown on the farm.
Experiencing salt problems, Mr. Hitchcock opened up the trouble area with the use of a chisel plough and has used the same manure mixture to successfully reclaim the land.

This article contains two photographs; one of Mr. Les Hitchcock inspecting a second year wheat paddock; one view of a once bare salt patch now showing rich grass growth.

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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: ©1974 Our Land
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58259
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