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Salt plan is put to work

Collis, B. (1978) Salt plan is put to work. Farmer and Grazier, 13 April 1978. p. 18 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Morawa salt field day feature discusses Western Australia's most widespread agricultural disaster, salt.
Brookton farmer, Harry Whittington, whose salt land reclamation theories have shaken official policy, and convinced sceptical northern farmers that he had the solution to the problem that is laying waste to more of their land each year.
Mr. Whittington put his interceptor banks system into practice on a property owned by Ron James, with this tested against the Agriculture Department's system which will be put down on the same property next month.
Mr. Whittington said that the problem started with a major environmental change caused through land clearing, cultivation, fire or other activities.
Further to the article, Mr. Whittington discusses the signs of an eventual salt problem and offers methods which were available to address the problem.

This article contains two photographs, one of Harry Whittington using a dead salt patch as a blackboard to explain his interceptor banks to Morawa farmers; one photograph of Harry Whittington, obscured unknown, unknown and unknown discussing the system, in the middle of a dust storm.

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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 Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57901
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