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Waterlogging under control

(1985) Waterlogging under control. Elders Weekly, 25 April 1985. p. 44 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Second in a series which discusses farmers' experiences with the Whittington interceptor bank system. Keith Simmonds' Ardath property is dissected by four major creeks which have caused flooding problems for longer than he cares to remember. Mr Simmonds installed his first interceptor banks in 1978 to tackle salt affected areas on his property and in the process also inadvertantly alleviated his waterlogging problem. Tackling the flooding problem has resulted in a complete turn around in one particular paddock, which had previously been unmanageable and uncropped for ten years and is now cropped and producing two tonnes per hectare.

This article contains an image of Keith Simmonds inspecting one of the interceptor banks on his 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
Copyright: ©1985 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/59401
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