Pasture Development on the Intensive Reclamation Area

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1962
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A low broad ridge of red soil, flanked by irregular boundaries of heavier black soil, was dosed for four years and then cleared. The bush cover was similar to that illustrated in Plate 6. An account of the chain-clearing of part of this area in May, 1958, is given, with co stings, on page 51. Three-quarters of the 600 acres was eventually chain-cleared and windrowed by root-raking tines mounted on the lower edge of an angle dozer blade. The remainder was roughly chain-cleared and the remnants of the bush were removed by hand labor. Thorn fences divided the area into four paddocks of 150 acres each, the surplus bush being piled and burned.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XXVII (Specials Issue), p. 53-54
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