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Salt losses disturbing

Miles, R. M. (1979) Salt losses disturbing. The Countryman, 17 April 1979. p. 10 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Letter from Robin Miles of Corrigan discusses the Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Old who said recently that salt-affected land was costing Western Australia farmers $10 million a year.
Robin Miles agrees with the Minister that this news is disturbing.
The author shares personal experiences of how salt encroachment has affected good wheat land, destroying good water in soaks and endangering the house and garden.
Advice from the Department of Agriculture has been to plant trees and fence the affected area and to use it as a summer feed area only, however this approach costs a lot of money.
The Whittington interceptor bank system is the way to stop salt encroachment and to reclaim affected land, but the Department of Agriculture does not agree with Mr. Whittington's methods.

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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/57384
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