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Time to pull the plug on our soggy soils

Piggott, M. (1983) Time to pull the plug on our soggy soils. Western Farmer and Grazier, 10 November 1983. p. 45 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Newspaper article by Max Piggott.

Tenterton farmer John Davis had his eyes opened to the possibilities in subsoil drainage on a tour of the United Kingdom. His interest in drainage arises from a private experiment aimed at arresting soil salinity being conducted on his property, where 65 millimetre slotted pipe has been set about 1.2 metres deep running through three hillside saline seeps at 40 metre intervals.

This article contains a photograph of John Davis inspecting a drain on his property.

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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: ©1983 Western Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56420
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