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Letter to the editor - Solving erosion problems

Fewster,, N. (1981) Letter to the editor - Solving erosion problems. The Farmers Weekly, 20 August 1981. p. 4 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Letter to the editor by Norman Fewster.

Mr Fewster comments on recent articles about water and wind erosion, farmland salinity and stock losses. He shares his concerns regarding increasing salinity of farmland in Ravensthorpe and Esperance and undeveloped land about to be released in these areas soon. Mr Fewster suggests block sizes should be offered of about 5,000 hectares with all roads surveyed no less than 10 chains wide, with the road cleared on one side and a forfeit clause be written into the purchase agreement that the block would be forfeited if at any stage more than 3,000 hectares are cleared. He has called for comments from those in authority over soil and stock, especially in regards to the forfeit clause.

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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 Farmers Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56933
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