Mallee belts to help crops grow

In 2011 David and Don Thomson commenced planting oil mallee seedlings in alleys through their Wheatbelt NRM Soil Conservation Incentives project. Over the two year project, 60,000 seedlings have been planted over a period of six days in alleys of four rows wide and 200 m apart. The alleys were an easy design orientation as they easily fit into the full cropping program run over the project area.