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Brookton man wins fight against salt

Boylen, G. (1976) Brookton man wins fight against salt. The Countryman, 8 January 1976. p. 7 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article explains the construction of miles of interceptor banks helping Brookton farmer, Mr. Harry Whittington beat a salt encroachment problem that threatened to force him from his land.
The flow of surface and below-ground water have been controlled by the interceptor banks which are bigger than conventional contour banks.
The idea for using the interceptor banks came from the United States and they were built when conventional methods of halting the salt failed.
Mr. Whittington's Springhill farm crops and pastures are now grown successfully after 25 years work with much of it a trial and error basis, with only few scars remaining of the salt damage.

This article contains two photographs, one of a windmill in a paddock; one photograph of John Whittington and his father, Harry Whittington.
Photograph credits to Joe Wheeler.

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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: ©1976 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57940
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