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Preserving the land, Michael's way ...

Trevenen, T. (1988) Preserving the land, Michael's way ... The Countryman, 14 April 1988. p. 10 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Narrogin Farmer Michael Hall has diverted creeks on his 'Buchanan Hills' property as part of a scheme to reduce wind and water erosion. The carefully designed interceptor banks and strategic placement of revegetation impressed judges for the Wagin Woolarama's soil conservation competition, awarding Michael Hall the prize for wind and water erosion control. Mr Hall attended WISALT field days over a number of years, keenly seeking any information on effective water management. This information led Michael to the realisation that there are no hard and fast rules in developing a total farm plan for water diversion. All surveying has been done by the Hall family, an aspect made easy by the consistent soil depths throughout the property.

This article contains two images: Michael Hall in one of the interceptor banks on his property; and Michael Hall standing at one of the catchment sites revegetated with trees.

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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/60637
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