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Letters to the editor: Department treats symptoms not cause

Messenger, L.J. (1978) Letters to the editor: Department treats symptoms not cause. The Pingelly-Brookton Leader, 5 July 1978. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

In response to Mr. T.R. Negus' letter recently published, Lyn Messenger had trouble in accepting the act that the East Pingelly trials with grader built banks are not the same as the WISALTS banks.
Lyn Messenger suggests that if Mr. Negus could look objectively at the difference he would find the Department has always treated the symptoms not the cause, in that they try to drain the waterlogged salt patch and not the catchment area.
Mr. Messenger discusses the difference between Department experts and practising farmers is, the farmers have to make an income out of basics, soil, water, air, sunshine and management, and if any one factor is mismanaged or is lost, our hip pocket and livelihood is affected.
The Department and experts go to Treasury with little reflection on their performance.

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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 The Pingelly-Brookton Leader
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57473
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