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Killer salt

Wilks,, L. (1981) Killer salt. National Farmer, 30 April 1981. pp. 20-22 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Salinity is a major problem across the country, including over one million tonnes of salt that pours over the border into South Australia from New South Wales and Victoria via the Murray River. Numerous researchers have identified the cause of salting as originating from the interruption to the normal water, or hydrological cycle by the clearing of deep rooted trees and scrub to make way for cropping and grazing, rising groundwater brings with it the dissolved salts form deep within the soil and underlying rock. There are different schools of thought about how to combat salinity, the WISALTS interceptor bank system is one of them.

This article contains three images of salinity affected cleared land, and a table showing data of salted areas in Australia.

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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: ©1981 National Farmer
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56886
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