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Farmers bank on interceptors

Mannion, J. (1996) Farmers bank on interceptors. The Countryman, 7 November 1996. p. 14 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Newspaper article by Jenne Mannion.

Explains how the WISALTS interceptor banks work to keep water available at the top of slopes while preventing waterlogging and increased salinity in valleys, therefore increasing the amount of useable land. Lyn Messenger, a farmer who recently installed interceptor banks, estimates the $20,000 investment will pay for itself in two seasons through increased production. The banks are credited for preventing yield losses during an unusually wet season.

This article includes a photograph of Harry Whittington and Lyn Messenger surveying a recently installed interceptor bank.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1996 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/55408
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