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200 attend Dangin field day

Gill, I. (1979) 200 attend Dangin field day. Western Farmer and Grazier, 29 March 1979. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Article discusses the first comparative demonstration of WISALTS and Agriculture Department methods of controlling soil salinity which was held near Dangin last week.
The field day was held on the property of Mr. Dan Keast with about 200 people attending.
Reports indicate that the demonstrations shed little light of the salt problem.
The demonstration was to highlight the basic difference between the two methods - a fundamental division still remains on where the water and salt comes from, and how it gets into valley floors.
Harry Whittington, interceptor banks protagonist, described the field day as a "good talk and chalk exercise".
It had been agreed to review the site by the end of 1981 and it would be monitored at least until then.

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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/57507
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