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Soil: the slave that suffers underfoot

Piggott, M. (1979) Soil: the slave that suffers underfoot. Western Farmer and Grazier, 19 April 1979. p. 51 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Max Piggott discusses his impressions of a book 'The Soil', written late last century by Professor F.H. King of the University of Wisconsin and how Professor King's words about agricultural science came back as Mr Piggott flew over salt affected land at Ongerup. WISALTS is filling the vacuum left by agriculturalists lured away from soil management by the bewitching gains to be made with new techniques in crop and animal production. The fast-growing membership of WISALTS and the recently imposed land clearing bans have resulted from our past deficiencies in land and water management in Western Australia, and if the promotion of Whittington interceptor bank systems achieves only heightened interest in land management and conservation, it will be a major achievement.

This article contains two images: an aerial view showing the extent of salt encroachment on an Ongerup property; and WISALTS president Lloyd Richards, Mick Jaekel, Dave Oborne and John Brown studying an aerial view of salt affected land near Ongerup

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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/57353
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