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Doubt on costly salt control

(1981) Doubt on costly salt control. Western Farmer and Grazier, 23 July 1981. p. 10 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Speaking at the Farm Management Foundation meeting recently, CSIRO research officer Mr Bettanay said that in most cases the use of banks for salt rehabilitation was a waste of land and money. In his opinion, the economic benefits of drainage systems were open to question in view of the low overall percentage of salt-affected land in the state and a better option might be to write salt off as a cost of production. University of Western Australia researcher Harry Cochrane said farmers should be prepared to sacrifice short term profits in the interest of safeguarding future soil structure, building up and maintaining organic matter was the key to these objectives.

This article includes an image of Nick Reynolds, Brian Taylor and Peter Manyard at the Farm Management Foundation meeting.

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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 Western Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56931
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