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Salinity control system offers a dual approach

Collis, B. (1980) Salinity control system offers a dual approach. Western Farmer and Grazier, 24 April 1980. p. 18 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Soil salinity has been described as a cancer eating its way through the state's agricultural land. Controversy surrounds "cure" viewpoints of the Agriculture Department's tree planting concept and the interceptor bank system promoted by the WISALTS organisation. According to horticulturist John Hastie, manager of the North Beach Road Plant Farm, a combination of both methods is needed for full salt land reclamation, the key to control or reclamation is careful site planting and matching the right tree species to the effected area.

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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: ©1980 Western Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57038
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