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Banks help ease water erosion

Henwood, B. (1988) Banks help ease water erosion. The Countryman, 22 September 1988. p. 21 [Publication] [Special Collections]


A system of banks were installed on a farm near Nabawa which will allow the farmer to double the frequency he can crop his erosion susceptible paddocks. The banks have given Ian Robinson confidence to crop the land and at the same time safeguard his property against water erosion. In a deal to improve awareness of the erosion problem in the Chapman Valley, Mr Robinson and the Department of Agriculture and National Soil Conservation programme organised a joint venture to build the banks. The banks were completed last year and this season Mr Robinson has left the paddock in pasture and spread super and clover on the top of the banks to boost the establishment of vegetation. He believes the cost of $2,000 for the whole paddock is well justified for a treatment and will go a long way toward stopping erosion.

This article contains two images: Ian Robinson standing on his property with the new banks in the background; and Ian Robinson standing in front of a road side sign which says 'This land is protected from water erosion, IS YOURS?'.

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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: ©1988 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60593
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