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$6,000 fight against salt

(1981) $6,000 fight against salt. Western Farmer and Grazier, 5 November 1981. p. 2 [Publication] [Special Collections]


There are five key points in the recognition of salt encroachment, initially yields, growth degenerates and salt tolerant species gain an advantage over other crops such as pasture plants and cereals, patches of earth become bare and ultimately soil is lost to erosion. The concept behind the Western Farmer and Grazier and Chamberlain John Deere Fight Against Salt competition is to reward the farmer who has been alert to the signs and taken precautions to ward off or overcome the effects of salt encroachment. Solutions are many and varied, some farmers improve soil by mulching, fertilising and sowing salt tolerant plants, while others fence off salt-affected areas to prevent livestock compounding the problem. The common thread between the entries received so far is that farmers are conscious of the problem and have taken steps to rectify the situation.

This article contains an image of a chisel plough at work.

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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/56952
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