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Salt expert to probe Wisalts

(1979) Salt expert to probe Wisalts. Western Farmer and Grazier, 19 April 1979. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Article discusses the state government, long reluctant to recognise the WISALTS salt land system, now wants to bring a soil sciences expert to Western Australia to probe the scheme.
Professor John Holmes, of South Australia's Flinders University, has been invited to review WISALTS and advise on its potential to control land stream salinity.
Professor Holmes will be asked to study the adequacy of the present trial being carried out at Batalling Creek in the Wellington Dam catchment area.
The Minister for Works and Water Supplies, Graham MacKinnon, said there was "a substantial body of informed opinion" which believed the WISALTS concept and treatment of salinity did not adequately recognise the importance of the deeper saline groundwater and the large amounts of soluble salts stored in the deep soils throughout the state.

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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 Western Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57504
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