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Drains used in fight against salt

Sanbrook, G. (1980) Drains used in fight against salt. The Countryman, 19 June 1980. p. 14 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Another alternative to combat the salt problem on Western Australia farms is being tested by the Department of Agriculture Katanning Office. Work on the wheat and sheep property of David Parnell at Puchmirup involves sub-surface drainage on areas currently aggravated by erosion, a method often used to drain swamps and peat soils. The officer-in-charge, and supervisor at Department of Agriculture Katanning Office, Joe Burdass said that he was confident that the results from the experiment would show the life span of the drains and how effective the drainage was from the trench.

This article contains three photographs: Joe Burdass checking the water levels in the well beside the drain; Department of Agriculture field officer, Garry Dean recording water being drained from the sub-surface drainage area; and the trench with the slotted polythene pipe covered with a nylon sleeve.

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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 Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57078
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