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Salt clouds farms' future

(1989) Salt clouds farms' future. The West Australian, 30 May 1989. p. 46 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Statistics for soil salinity in Western Australia, along with the key challenges facing farmers in saline areas. The three primary aims for salinity given are: "To prevent future salinisation; to get some production from land already salt affected; and to eventually reclaim all salt affected land". Perennial pastures seem to be more effective than annual pastures in terms of their uptake of groundwater and use as fodder. There is no one solution, however, and salinity can only be tackled with sound land management. A workshop on "Dryland Salinity Management" associated with the Fifth Australian Soil Conservation Conference will be held on 11-13 September 1989 in Katanning.

This article contains a photograph of Dr Bob Nulsen.

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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: ©1989 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56026
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