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Continuous cropping and WISALTS combine

Suttie, K. (1982) Continuous cropping and WISALTS combine. The Countryman, 27 May 1982. p. 24 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Kellerberrin farmer Mac Forsyth sold his Merino flock last year and set himself a five-year programme of cropping wheat and barley as a way of producing more from his property. Mr Forsyth is well known in the district as the local WISALTS A class surveyor, helping farmers trying to complete their own programme of interceptor banks in a bid to reduce the salt problem on their land. To assist with this work, Mr Forsyth and WISALTS secretary, Laurie Adamson developed a power digger to aid in assessing soil types and to measure the depths where water is moving through the soil.

This article contains two photographs by Peter Ramshaw: British exchange student Simon Davis receiving tuition from Mac Forsyth on a seeder; and Mac Forsyth with a power digger.

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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
Copyright: ©1982 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56579
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