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Farmer claims salt win

Collis, B. (1978) Farmer claims salt win. Farmer and Grazier, 15 June 1978. p. 7 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discusses the success of Brookton farmer, Lyn Messenger who has claimed victory over the state's fastest growing agricultural problem - salt.
Lyn Messenger has produced two huge oat crops on land he was told becoming too saline for clover or crops.
The crops were planted in 1973 and 1976 and both flourished after he installed interceptor banks above them.
Mr. Messenger believed he had proved that once seepage and waterlogging were controlled, the wetter rainfall years were beneficial.

This article contains two images, one of a view of a salt patch which is slowly being reclaimed after interceptor banks were installed, and one image of a view of the 62 bags a hectare of oat crop harvested on saline soil.

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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: ©1978 Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57440
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