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WISALTS column

(1987) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 23 April 1987. p. 7 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

One of the advantages of installing earthworks to control water flow on your farm is that results are clearly visible in the first winter after installation. This is certainly true of the interceptor bank system and it is one of the biggest advantages of taking this action as one of the first steps to counter soil degradation. Installing interceptor banks to control water flow may require fine tuning over the first two to three years of operation, dealing with through flows which may still be causing problems, checking the ends of the banks and checking on the initial work. It may also include flattening the tops of banks into the downhill side landscape to accommodate fencing plans and perhaps tree planting, but these things are perhaps better left until the system has settled. F

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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: ©1987 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60131
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