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Vintage cultivation pattern used to save topsoil after bushfire

Vintage cultivation pattern used to save topsoil after bushfire

22 January 2016 | Weekly Times | VIC

An innovative cultivation pattern used in the 1940s drought is saving a precious 15cm of topsoil exposed by a recent bushfire in South Australia. 

The Fischer family, of the Ashmore White Suffolk Stud near Wasleys, lost their entire adult ewe flock and 10km of fencing in the blaze, which destroyed 87 homes and razed 85,000ha — much of it farmland — on November 25. Fellow of ARLP Course 16, Troy Fischer, is a part of the Fischer family's unique ploughing creation. Read the full story here.

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