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On some farms it's pushing salt uphill

Suttie, K. (1977) On some farms it's pushing salt uphill. Farmer and Grazier, 8 December 1977. p. 23 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Article outlines farmers throughout Australia becoming increasingly aware of the insidious soil salinity problem, with many farmers are trying to do something about it.
At Koorda, the Henning family has attacked the salt problem using a scheme devised by Harry Whittington, of Brookton to try to save their land.
Since the Hennings started their project, the property has been visited by many farmers whose land is similarly affected.
A seminar held across three days visited three farms where salt land reclamation is in operation.
At Harry Whittington's farm, the party saw the results of years of using the scheme, while at the Hennings property, they could see the project still in its infancy.
The third property was Les Bear's farm, 45 kilometres north of Dowerin where 30 hectares are lost each year.

This article contains four photographs, on of a bulldozer working to push the topsoil away to form an interceptor bank; one of a view of an area on Mr. Bear's farm; one image of the 1963 floods on Mr. Les Bear's property; one of bulldozer driver, Ron Bird and Dowerin farmer, Les Bear.

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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: ©1977 Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57923
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