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Salt-affected land achievements

Malcolm, C.V. (1977) Salt-affected land achievements. The New Mercury, 23 June 1977. p. 18 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Letter to the editor from C.V. Malcolm, Research officer, Soils Division, Department of Agriculture, South Perth.
Mr. Malcolm address the letter by L.S. Walder in the June 2 issue, where L.S. Walder applauds Mr. Whittington's soil reclamation efforts and infers that he has returned a severe salt-affected property from which a livelihood was being threatened by salt to one of high production, and recommends the use of such techniques throughout the agricultural areas.
Mr. Malcolm attempts to clarify the issues, listing the achievements of Mr. Whittington and his efforts involving soil conservation measures.
The principles Mr. Whittington adopted are recommended by the Department of Agriculture but the details of bank design differ.
The Whittington interceptor banks are large and expensive and need to be well maintained to avoid being damaged by heavy rain.

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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 New Mercury
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57933
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