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SA ecologist lashes farming experts

Piggott, M. (1980) SA ecologist lashes farming experts. Western Farmer and Grazier, 3 July 1980. [Publication] [Special Collections]


A blistering attack was launched at Albany over the weekend on the credibility of much of the fertiliser and land management advice given to farmers throughout Australia. Speaking at a two-day seminar titled "Alternatives for better living", Adelaide self-proclaimed freelance ecologist, Peter Bennett said that many farmers were under the guidance of invincibly ignorant experts. Mr Bennett stated that these so-called experts were punched out of university moulds and had closed minds to alternative solutions to the problems of agriculture.

This article contains a photograph of ABC television interviewer John Mills; with organic farming advocate Peter Bennett and Narrikup farmers Maurie Doyle, Graeme McRae, Alec Sandow discussing soil requirements at Mr McRae's farm.

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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/57080
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