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Farmers beware the salt problem

Walder, L.S. (1977) Farmers beware the salt problem. Merredin Mercury, 3 March 1977. p. 7 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Article discusses the season 1921-1922 which produced a record harvest of 16,000,000 bushels and gave a great boost to agriculture in Western Australia.
This record harvest induced the Government to seek out large areas of virgin land considered to be suitable for agriculture and then surveyed and made available to people to farm.
Indiscriminate clearing of forests of salmon, gimlet, mallee and scrublands led to, in many cases, no trees or scrub left on properties.
The Western Australian Government has not played any significant part in an endeavour to reclaim the land.

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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 Merredin Mercury
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57980
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