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Mark those wet spots

(1984) Mark those wet spots. Elders Weekly, 14 June 1984. p. 13 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Yellow areas of waterlogged crop which indicate wet spots in paddocks should be pegged as a reminder for remedial action over summer, senior irrigation adviser with the Department of Agriculture's Resource Management Division, Ken Cole, said this week. "Good rains through much of the wheatbelt and lower South-West augur well for the coming season and conditions for planting and subsequent crop growth are close to ideal in many areas". Mr Cole suggested farmers who noticed yellow areas of waterlogged crop, or a change in pasture composition away from useful species and towards water-tolerant species, should peg these now. In wetter areas, were shallow pools of water accumulated, future drainage treatment could be planned by pegging now. If you find a shallow, overland flow from pond to pond, Mr. Cole suggested pegging it because it is a natural drainage channel which can be improved for future drainage.

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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 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58643
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