Special Collections at Murdoch University

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Americans tackle the salt problem

(1977) Americans tackle the salt problem. The Countryman, 4 August 1977. p. 19 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discusses an American study recommending rotating small grains, grasses and deep-rooted crops in an intensive cropping system to beat the salt problem.
The American Agricultural Research Service described saline seepage as formerly productive, non-irrigated soil areas that became too wet and salty for crop production.
Research and farmer experience indicated that if susceptible areas were cropped more frequently and less land was allowed to go idle during the summer, development of new saline seeps and increases in size of old ones would be significantly reduced.

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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 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57927
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