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Protection for the future

(1985) Protection for the future. Elders Weekly, 7 March 1985. p. 7 [Publication] [Special Collections]


First in a series of articles which discusses farmers' experiences with the Whittington interceptor bank system. Frank Inglis' property at Cranbrook had a history of declining productivity caused by waterlogging of winter pastures. Mr Inglis met Harry Whittington a number of years ago and he considers the meeting as one of the most productive of his working life. Interceptor banks were installed on the Inglis property in mid-1978 with WISALTS surveyor Jim McGregor providing the original survey work. Aided by the relatively shallow depth of subsurface clay, dozer operator Geoff Couper was able to put it to good use in ensuring the new banks were water tight. The first winter showed the interceptor banks could divert water away from the areas that were previously waterlogged.

This article contains an image of Frank Inglis and his son Peter.

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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: ©1985 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/59382
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