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Mix of cures to save soils

Mix of cures to save soils. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Perenjori farmers, JL Gilmour and Co. have used an offset tandem disc to turn stubbles under, eliminating the need for any burning of these paddocks. Ian Gilmour says that as a result, they now have less soil blowing even in the summer. The retention of stubbles has also helped improve soil structure and moisture retention capacity, and is only one of a range of measures in use on this Perenjori farm. The Gilmour's have also installed about 100 kilometres of WISALTS banks. Ian Gilmour would like the Department of Agriculture to test and analyse the banks to improve knowledge of how they work in specific locations. The Gilmour's all-farm approach includes the initial tree planting of 2,500 trees in 1982/83, with the next major tree planting of 6,800 trees planted along the banks as a two-row windbreak.

This article contains an image Ian Gilmour standing by some of the trees planted on the Perenjori property.

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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
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58411
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