Capricornia Catchments hosted a free erosion control workshop presented by Darryl Hill yesterday at “Booroondarra” Middlemount. Over twenty people attended for the day. Darryl says bad habits picked up by self-taught drivers are costing the pastoral industry millions of dollars each year.
“Because there is no formal training, everybody just follows the previous examples,” he said.
“In the old days it was standard practice to put in v-drains, but they’ve now been acknowledged… as not being a very effective method. A flat bottomed, wide drain is a lot easier to install, and a lot more efficient.”
Darryl is one of only a few […]