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Query on Brookton plan to beat the salt

Watson, J.E. (1977) Query on Brookton plan to beat the salt. Farmer and Grazier, 28 April 1977. p. 8 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Letters feature from J.E. Watson, Deputy Commissioner of Soil Conservation commenting on an article from Sheryl Fewster, 'Brookton plan to beat the salt'.
The article included a statement, 'a Brookton farmer is now reaping the benefits..'.
The benefits were listed as increased productivity, improved underground water supplies, and that, 'in 1955 areas which had been waterlogged started to dry out and grass and trees started to regrow...'.
J.E. Watson said the work was not entirely Mr. Whittington's own methods as it was all done making full use of the Agriculture Department's advisory and technical services, and unfortunately some of the publicity about Mr. Whittington's achievements has tended to give the impression that the increased production has come from 'beating the salt'.

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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/58038
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