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Letter to the editor - Turning point on soil

McGauran, P. (1990) Letter to the editor - Turning point on soil. The Queensland Graingrower, 12 February 1990. p. 2 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Letter to the editor by Peter McGauran, MP, Shadow Minister for Science and Energy.

Outlines soil degradation crisis in key ecological sites, including the Murray-Darling Basin. Soil erosion, salinity and soil acidification are listed as core threats to Australia's agricultural economic output. McGauran argues more research into soil degradation is necessary and criticises the Treasury's funding cuts to CSIRO programs dedicated to such work.

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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: ©1990 The Queensland Graingrower
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
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