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Looking for the flood survivors

(1984) Looking for the flood survivors. The Countryman, 3 May 1984. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Growing plants is difficult in soils subject to periodic waterlogging and having a tolerance of saline soil conditions. The Fitzroy regeneration project must meet these requirements for the large percentage of the area to be rehabilitated. Trial plots of potential plant species have been severely waterlogged for up to 12 days with major floods in each of the past two seasons. Department of Agriculture rangeland management adviser, Alan Payne has said that it has been difficult to identify what, if any species has survived the floods as it has been difficult to get back to the plots. The West Kimberley-Derby Shire has been gazetted as a Soil Conservation District and there is strong local involvement in the project. Rehabilitated areas must be clear-mustered before the seeding programme begins and future stock rates will be determined and agreed upon between the Department of Agriculture and the pastoralists concerned.

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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 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58704
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