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WISALTS column

(1988) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 4 August 1988. p. 10 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Crash Edwards is a farmer conservationist and keen observer of what happens on his property at Kweda. Mr Edwards' farming practices on the mainly light sandy soils are born of experience and knowing his land, following a system of disc ploughing, cultivating and seeding, incorporating the wheat and lupin stubble into the soil. The only change he has made over the past 8-10 years is to install interceptor bank systems gradually through his paddocks and catchments. The banks control surface and sub-surface waterflow to prevent waterlogging, which in turn prevents further land degradation problems such as salinity and potential erosion. The results are much improved general health of the soil, increased production, decreased fuel requirements, reduction and virtual elimination of all waterlogging problems on his banked paddocks.

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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/60683
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