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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Article Title

The soil our basic asset

Keywords

Western Australia, Soil conservation, Contour furrows, Soil erosion

First Page Number

88

Last Page Number

95

Abstract

Contour furrows increase pasture growth

Good pastures on steep slopes will give profitable returns from grazing, and will also reduce erosion risks. Water needed for pasture growth on such slopes must not be allowed to run off and erode lower slopes. The use of contour furrows is a readily applied erosion control measure which can be very effective in increasing the amount of water held and absorbed on steep slopes.

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