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Erosion experts to test the WA wind

Carr, J. (1985) Erosion experts to test the WA wind. Daily News, 25 February 1985. p. 8 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Western Australia has the only wind erosion research unit working in Australia. The combination of bad farming and wind, makes Western Australian farms highly susceptible to loss. A third to about half of Western Australia's wheat farmers had adopted minimum tillage, which was remarkable as this had only been seriously recommended since 1980. Important considerations for farmers with the world greenhouse effect issue, is that they have to watch stocking, cropping and cultivation intensities, keeping soils with vegetation on them and a good soil structure.

This article contains an image of a man standing on the top of a sandy bank that is hiding a farm fence.

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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 Daily News
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/59527
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