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Letter to the editor - Halting the salt

Sawyer, R. (1980) Letter to the editor - Halting the salt. National Farmer, 27 November 1980. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Letter to the editor by Rod Sawyer.

Responding to an article 'How the Goulburn Valley is drowning' by Sue Carney, in relation to the rising water tables theory put out by so-called agricultural advisers. Mr Sawyer shares his opinion that any farmer would do well to look at the theories and success stories of WISALTS and the method of controlling salt reclaiming salt land in Western Australia, he goes on to say that there is no need for any valley to drown if the water is controlled by interceptor banks from the hilltops (not the Agriculture Department's contour banks). Even badly salt-affected land that supports no life can be reclaimed, and encroachment completely halted using the WISALTS method. The Agricultural Department dismisses WISALTS as unscientific because the theories are in direct opposition to their own.

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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 National Farmer
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57155
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