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Quality wool comes from salt land

Frost, C, (1978) Quality wool comes from salt land. The Countryman, 22 June 1978. p. 10 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Letter from C. Frost of Gosnells has read with interest the various points of view expressed by correspondents and Department of Agriculture officers regarding salt-affected soils.
A lot of theory has been expressed, some factual and verifiable information in connection with C. Frost's property.
In 1957 the Government Chemical Laboratories reported on two soil samples from the Frost's property, noting that the total soluble salts of both these samples were high.
Subsequent soil tests over the past 20 years indicate an increase in salinity.
Salt can actually be scraped off the surface of the soil, during the summer months.
C. Frost is cutting more than 100 heavy bales of hay per acre and running seven sheep to the acre.

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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 Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57478
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