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Trees are key to salinity ... but the farming $ is also important

Schmitt, H. (1982) Trees are key to salinity ... but the farming $ is also important. The West Australian, 21 June 1982. p. 4 [Publication] [Special Collections]


A report on some solutions to Western Australia's salination problems, discussing the traditional apathy of wheatbelt farmers towards planting trees. The indiscriminate clearing of trees, shrubs and other deep rooting vegetation during the agricultural boom of the 1950's and 1960's is seen by scientists as the prime cause of salt scalded soil and saline rivers. CSIRO research hydrologist, Adrian Pack, believes that concerted efforts by government departments, with co-operation from Western Australians, will eventually lessen the amount of salt in soils and streams.

This article contains a photograph of a grain harvester in a crop field and handfuls of grain.

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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: ©1982 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56673
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