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Freak water soak brings higher production

Potts, D. (1957) Freak water soak brings higher production. The Countryman, 26 December 1957. p. 7 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article explains a freak water supply on his property will enable Brookton farmer Harry Whittington to irrigate 11 acres of lucerne for summer grazing and hay production.
Mr. Whittington said the nutritional value from a ton of green lucerne is worth more than six or seven tons of hay.
The abundant supply of water will be used from a freak underground reservoir which makes up to 60,000 gallons a day of fresh water.
Mr. Whittington said seed was sown on the surface through the grass seed box on a combine and then harrowed over.
The lucerne will be cut back frequently to encourage it to spread in the head and so will yield more.
Mr. Whittington will mow about an acre each week and feed the green lucerne out in the paddocks.

This article includes a panoramic view of Harry Whittington's irrigation project, and one photograph of Harry Whittington next a channel of water.

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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: ©1957 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58352
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