Mouldboards make a comeback

Neil Lyon
Updated December 17 2015 - 1:48pm, first published January 30 2014 - 4:00am
Western Australian farmers Rod and Andrew Messina are using mouldboard ploughs on their broadacre cropping enterprise in the Geraldton region.
Western Australian farmers Rod and Andrew Messina are using mouldboard ploughs on their broadacre cropping enterprise in the Geraldton region.

THE mouldboard plough, which all but vanished from the Australian farming scene more than 50 years ago, has returned to favour as grain growers grapple with Western Australia's notorious non-wetting soils.

Neil Lyon

Neil Lyon

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National machinery writer for Fairfax Agricultural Media.

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