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Salt eroding farm incomes - McPharlin

(1978) Salt eroding farm incomes - McPharlin. The Countryman, 12 October 1978. p. 16 [Publication] [Special Collections]


National Country Party MLA, Mr. W.R. McPharlin of Mt. Marshall claims farmers' assets and incomes were being eroded by the spread of salt on Western Australian farmlands.
Mr. McPharlin said that salt encroachment was far more prevalent than most people are willing to admit.
Many farmers had joined the WISALTS group in response to this serious matter with eleven confirmed branches and another eight or nine in the pipeline.
The president of the WISALTS committee, Mr. Lloyd Richards of Quairading said members were putting interceptor banks on their properties.
Mr. Richards said he had tried every other recommended method but had found the most effective was the Whittington interceptor bank system.
Mr. McPharlin said he believed it was necessary for more encouragement be given to any system that produced results and to any system that could halt the loss of productive agricultural land.

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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 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57749
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