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Contours not the end

(1987) Contours not the end. Queensland Graingrower, 7 January 1987. p. 4 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Former Dalby Department of Primary Industries agronomist, Peter Wylie, claims farmers are being misled if they believe contour banks alone will stop soil erosion. Mr Wylie, now secretary of the newly formed Conservation Farming Information Centre, was speaking on conservation tillage to about 250 farmers at the recent Jimbour Field Day. He also said that research from Queensland showed that with contour banks, soil losses were still unacceptable and 30 to 60 tonnes per hectare of soil movement could occur. Stubble cover worked to reduce soil erosion by keeping more of the rain where it fell and reducing the soil content of the water through run-off. The Conservation Farming Information Centre has been formed by a group of farmers, Government and agri-business advisers to promote a co-operative effort between those involved.

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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 Queensland Graingrower
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60589
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