Soil conservation, Farm planning, Layout, Fences, Erosion, Erosion control, Western Australia
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ON most farms, particularly in the cereal and sheep districts, the paddocks as we know them are fenced off into neat squares or rectangles.
The original fencing was done in such a way that the paddock layout, as well as the fences, completely disregards the topography or natural features of the land. Often this has encouraged soil erosion.
In properly laid out paddocks there should be a very close relationship between the natural features of the farm, the fence plan, and soil conservation.
Spencer, G W.
"Natural paddocks help soil conservation,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 2
, Article 11.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol2/iss6/11