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Storm damage and luck

(1988) Storm damage and luck. Elders Weekly, 19 May 1988. p. 6 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Major storms in areas near Jerramungup and Hopetoun have caused only minor erosion damage to farmland because there was pasture cover and little land had been worked up. Department of Agriculture's Resource Management Division research officer, Kevin Bligh said the small amount of damage from the heavy rain was due to luck rather than good management. The value of using chemicals to control weeds and of 'same day seeding' was demonstrated by the storms with the land being vulnerable to erosion for a shorter time than it would be under conventional cultivation.

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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/60689
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