Firebreaks, Erosion control
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AGRICULTURAL fire risks are now greater than they have been in the past and are steadily increasing with the advance of agriculture in Western Australia.
During the past 20 years the area of cleared arable land and the area under crop have more than doubled.
The area of established pasture is four times as great as it was. Pastures and crops are much more productive —and more liable to carry destructive fires than they were.
Department of Agriculture, Western Australia
"Firebreaks without erosion : hints to prevent firebreak erosion,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 4
, Article 6.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol4/iss11/6