Researching fence corrosion in the arid zone

A PhD student at the University of Adelaide is looking for landholders in the SA Arid Lands who have experienced problematic levels of corrosion on their stock fencing to help with her research.

Andrea Stiglingh is researching the relative effect of different soil characteristics on rates of fence corrosion in South Australia and is hopeful properties near the SA Dog Fence or those who experience problems will help with her research. Data obtained will be used to develop a fence corrosion management framework for SA landholders.

Participating landholders will need to collect some soil from their property to mail to Andrea and bury some supplied 30cmx30cm fencing samples on their property to a depth of 10cm.

In return, participants will be given a detailed property soil report and a gift card in return for their assistance.

To register your interest or request more information, contact andrea.stiglingh@adelaide.edu.au