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Hazard: wind erosion

(1986) Hazard: wind erosion. Elders Weekly, 10 July 1986. p. 11 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Many properties on sandy-surfaced soils have suffered widespread wind erosion and crops of lupin have been sandblasted. Commissioner of Soil Conservation, Dr Graeme Robertson is concerned about wind erosion reported from most of the agricultural areas in the past six weeks. The timing of the rains this season, the length of dry spells between them and the direction and strength of winds had contributed to the wind erosion problems. There had been dust storms in the eastern wheatbelt in late May, and almost one in every two cropped paddocks in the West Midlands had suffered severe erosion. The development of water repellent ground after soil cultivation had exacerbated the erosion problem, which had prolonged both the vulnerability of the soil and the development of a protective ground cover.

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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: ©1986 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/59968
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