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Whittington replies

Whittington, H.S. (1978) Whittington replies. The Countryman, 1 June 1978. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Response from H.S. Whittington of Brookton to several statements and letters on salt land.
The Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Old said that he thought interceptor banks were costly to construct, and there were many instances that were less costly, claiming the Department-advocated ideas were as effective.
Mr. T.R. Negus, officer-in-charge, Narrogin district office, Department of Agriculture, disclosed figures of salinity levels in soil samples taken below banks which had been built with a road grader.
The construction method for this bank was shown by a photo of a road grader constructing a bank on Mr. Colin Pauley's property, east of Pingelly.
Mr. Whittington congratulated Mr. Negus for having the courage to release to the Press actual data taken from those sites.
Mr. Whittington noted that it is the first time that anyone has released genuine date of this nature and it proved that which is already well known, that banks which are built by a road grader, even in excess of those advocated by the Department of Agriculture. are ineffective.

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Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1978 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57481
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