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Big bonuses using banks

(1985) Big bonuses using banks. Elders Weekly, 2 May 1985. p. 42 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Fourth in a series of articles which discusses farmers' experiences with the Whittington interceptor bank system. The rolling plains, characteristic of the Doodlakine area, were causing a water build-up on Dick Nicholls' property, resulting a a salt problem that was spreading up the slopes very quickly. As a consequence, about 400 acres of Mr Nicholls' land became uncroppable, but things changed with the incorporation of interceptor banks in his land management program in 1978. After only five years, the protected paddocks yielded a 11 bag per acre barley crop. The installation of the banks on his property has been a long term investment and Mr Nicholls believes you can't expect to rid yourself of problems overnight if they have taken years to develop. He attended numerous field days in Quairading before deciding to install the WISALTS interceptor banks and considers them a good solid investment.

This article contains an image of Peter Nicholls, John Nicholls and Dick Nicholls.

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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/59448
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