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'Land cancer: what farmer is not aware of its presence in some form or another?'

Willis, E. and Willis, S. (1979) 'Land cancer: what farmer is not aware of its presence in some form or another?'. Western Farmer and Grazier, 11 October 1979. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Farming experiences from E. and S. Willis of Belka.
The Willis' have an 800 hectare property situated in the Belka valley and they say has always been renowned for its fertile soil.
Regretfully the property has become increasingly salt-affected, with harvest time, you get in there with bags and a shovel instead of a header, and in the winter it doesn't pay to get a horse bogged unless you have a helicopter to get it out.
The Willis' looked into the pros and cons of the interceptor system and installed their first banks in April.
Harry Whittington's interceptor bank theory when properly executed looks at the whole concept of soil conservation, providing healthy conditions for soil organisms; conserving water and super; rejuvenating underground water supplies; and letting nature grow again.
The land is our livelihood and the day must come when the interceptor bank will be as much a part of the landscape as the fences and sheds.

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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: ©1979 Western Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57253
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