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

Authors

B. a'B. Marsh

Keywords

Farm managent, Fencing, Soil conservation.

First Page Number

97

Last Page Number

100

Abstract

On any wheatbelt farm it is easy to see the need for planning fences for future convenience. Without planning, fences can cause erosion, interfere with erosion control and prevent good stock management. A neat layout of straight fences on clean white paper can be transferred to hilly land to become a nightmare of narrow corners, eroding gateways, boggy and rutted wheeltracks, unsafe cultivation on paddocks which are either overgrazed or undergrazed. After 50 years of frustration waiting for the fence to fall down before it can be replaced, it is surely amazing that even now fences are being replaced along the old fence lines.

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