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Dam algae kills off 35 sheep

(1979) Dam algae kills off 35 sheep. Western Farmer and Grazier, 22 February 1979. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discusses the Agriculture Department's warning about algae in farm water supplies hammered home by the deaths of 35 sheep at Woogenellup.
The sheep died after drinking from a dam containing toxic algae.
The Department have issued new warnings and advice on polluted farm dams made worse this year because of Cyclone Alby and the winter floods.
The Department said there are several species of algae which are toxic to stock, but control is relatively simple and cheap with chemicals, using either bluestone (copper sulphate), bleaching powder (calcium hypochlorite) or herbicide simazine.
The article contains recommendations for methods of treatment and the use of products.

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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/57513
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