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Finding plants to survive floods

(1984) Finding plants to survive floods. Elders Weekly, 3 May 1984. p. 82 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Plant candidates are being considered for the Fitzroy regeneration project to meet for a large percentage of the area to be rehabilitated. There is an estimated 1,300 square kilometres of severely degraded country along the Fitzroy River and about 260 square kilometres will be treated using strip treatments. Rangeland management adviser with the Department of Agriculture, Alan Payne said the West Kimberley-Derby Shire had been gazetted as a Soil Conservation District and there was strong involvement in the project, with pastoralists represented on the Soil Conservation District committee. The area to be treated will be contour strip ploughed as soon as the ground is dry enough to get the machinery on. The team will concentrate on bulking-up seed of promising species and harvesting see on the Pindan block near Derby during the next wet season. The Fitzroy regeneration project is a challenge with the floods and the difficult clay soils of a large part of the area.

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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/58724
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