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No early answer to SW salt headache

Fewster, S. (1977) No early answer to SW salt headache. Farmer and Grazier, 31 March 1977. p. 22 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discusses the salinity of Wellington dam to increase over the next few years despite major research to solve the problem.
The dam is used for irrigation by dairy farmers and potato growers and also services towns and farms along the southern railway line.
Farmers have been warned not to expect spectacular reductions in salinity when research does begin.
The Agriculture Department is undertaking a farmer education programme on how to use the water which they stress is not harmful.
A major research push is on to find a solution to the increasing salt problem in the catchment area and feeder streams.
The CSIRO, the Public Works Department, the Agricultural Department and several other government bodies will be involved in the research programme.

This article contains two photographs, one of Jim Offer, a Burekup farmer, and a view of the Wellington Dam.

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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/58000
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