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Salt problem

Lefroy, Lefroy, F. E. (1978) Salt problem. The West Australian, 25 November 1978. p. 39 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Letter submitted by F. Egerton Lefroy in response to a published article, "Bitter debate on salt", November 20.
The CSIRO and the Department of Agriculture suggests that salt in solution in the ground water is carried to the surface, but the more usual case is where salt is deposited in solution in rain.
Further concentration occurs because of evaporation of the water from the surface of the soil.
The acid test for any system of reclaiming salt land is that it must reduce surface evaporation.
The Whittington system claims to do this, and the Department of Agriculture recommendations will tend to reduce evaporation by increasing ground cover.

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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 West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57824
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