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Interceptor banks : Salt 'cures' misleading

(1979) Interceptor banks : Salt 'cures' misleading. The Countryman, 26 July 1979. p. 20 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discusses the view of Mr. Joe Burdass, officer-in-charge of the Department of Agriculture's Katanning office regarding the advocates of interceptor banks seeming to lose sight of the facts and in doing so could be misleading farmers.
Mr. Burdass expressed concerns that farmers could be wasting large sums of money on interceptor banks because the main cause of salt was related to the movement of water deep down in the ground.
The movement of water brought stored salt to the surface and interceptor banks would have little or no effect on the problem.
The CSIRO, the Department of Agriculture, the Forests Department and the Public Works Department had investigated the salinity problem over many years and all had come to the same conclusion.
Mr. Burdass said for the most part, the benefits from seepage interceptors could be obtained at much less cost by using conventional contour banks.

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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 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57317
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