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Wongan Hills farmers win salt land battle

Crowley, J. (1978) Wongan Hills farmers win salt land battle. The Countryman, 14 December 1978. pp. 8-10 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Three-page article discusses two Wongan Hills farmers who are successfully utilising land that had previously been discarded because of salt encroachment.
The farmers are Mr. Neil Griffiths and Mr. Victor Booth who have both followed Department of Agriculture recommendations on salt land control.
Department of Agriculture adviser, Mr. Brian Hillman said that both farmers are positive in their approach to salt problems.
Both farmers have worked closely with department soil research officer, Mr. Clive Malcolm.
The article continues with the history of both properties, outlining crop and stock workings.

This article contains five photographs, one of Mr. Brian Hillman and Neil Griffiths and a farm dog standing on salt-affected land; one split photograph of Neil Griffiths crouching in a grassy paddock; one photograph of Mr. Brian Hillman and Mr. Booth standing on the edge of a re-claimed area; one photograph of Neil Griffiths standing in a paddock; and one photograph of Department of Agriculture field technician Mr. Les Lenane and Neil Griffiths crouching to look at a salt plant.
Photographer credits to Guy Magowan.

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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/57836
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