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Farmers go to school

Henning, L. (1978) Farmers go to school. The Countryman, 2 November 1978. p. 14 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Letter from L. Henning of Koorda discussing the first WISALTS training school held at Ballidu recently.
The aim of the training school was to give farmers a chance to discuss the planning and construction of the Whittington interceptor bank method of salt-land reclamation.
Twelve people took part and the course opened with discussions on soil structure, before and after clearing and the changes which occur before salt appears on the soil surface.
Attendees studied soil samples so they would be able to identify soil types taken from test holes drilled on their own farms.
Interceptor banks were constructed using a bulldozer and members were able to see the changes which take place in the soil.
Aerial photographs were used to identify problem areas on farms.

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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/57823
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