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Working on the farm - naturally

(1987) Working on the farm - naturally. Elders Weekly, 3 September 1987. p. 52 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Binnu farmers, Des and Lindsay Criddle have taken a good look at their farm production and decided there must be a better way of making their enterprise pay. Farm economics were not satisfactory and where they may not have been able to stop the rising prices off the farm, they determined the farm itself should be capable of thriftier productivity. The Criddles looked at their farm as a total exercise, so their soil management plans did not stop at rotations and stubble retention. They cut down on stock numbers to protect the soil and found gains in their stock at the same time, with sheep picking up in condition and lambing percentages and per-head wool clips both rising. They are also currently looking at ploughing methods and machinery usage and they strongly suspect an Agrowplow system supported by light, tandem-disc harrows will enhance the soils natural ability to improve.

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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/60239
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