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Close ties sought on salt

(1978) Close ties sought on salt. Western Farmer and Grazier, 14 September 1978. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Article discusses the Western Australian Agriculture Department moving for closer ties with the WISALTS group in combating the state's salt land problem.
A meeting held at Koorda, arranged by the Koorda shire, involved the Farmers Union, shire council, WISALTS, Agriculture Minister Dick Old, Agriculture Minister Dick Old, and Agriculture Director Noel Fitzpatrick.
Mr. Fitzpatrick acknowledged the salt problem's severity and its complexity.
He said the department had collected information from researchers and from this information, the department had concluded that the prime cause of salt encroachment in most wheatbelt areas was saline water under pressure in subterranean aquifers, allowing upward movement of water and salt.
Mr. Fitzpatrick said the WISALTS group had the potential to be valuable in combating salt encroachment, but could also become destructive by giving total commitment to the interceptor banks concept.

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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 Western Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57724
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