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Plan to grow barley on salt land

Zekulich, M. (1980) Plan to grow barley on salt land. The West Australian, 8 May 1980. [Publication] [Special Collections]


A group of Wyalkatchem farmers are studying a proposal to grow barley on salt affected land to produce ethanol. The Agriculture Department recommends barley cropping as a control measure for mildly affected salt areas. John Hutchison, a local farmer who has been a driving force in the move, said he believed that there was about 1,000 hectares of salt-affected land in the district that could possibly produce 1,000 tonnes of barley and provide a significant quantity of fuel for blending. A steering committee is expected to establish a group to make a thorough study of the proposal and the degree of support it requires.

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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 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57075
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