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Pastoral soil break-through

(1988) Pastoral soil break-through. Elders Weekly, 7 April 1988. p. 10 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Soil conservation work by the North Eastern Goldfields Soil Conservation District is making valuable breakthroughs in arid land revegetation. The Leonora Rangeland Regeneration Project, a National Soil Conservation Programme project, is being managed by this enthusiastic district group. On 'Sturt Meadows Station', north of Leonora, the Soil Conservation District is developing an integrated approach to water ponding and revegetation through a series of trials on part of an old stock route. Explorer David Carnegie recorded the area in his journals of exploration, noting the good camel feed available and the complete absence of kangaroos in what is now Brown's Paddock. Pastoralist Lance Hurst said the biggest problem with regeneration in pastoral areas and on 'Sturt Meadows Station' in particular, is the damage done by kangaroos and goats.

This article contains an image of Lance Hurst of 'Sturt Meadows Station' examining Atriplex seeds.

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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 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60631
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