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New initiative on salt problems

(1977) New initiative on salt problems. Elders Weekly, 26 May 1977. p. 1247 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discusses Brookton farmer, Mr. Harry Whittington has accepted an invitation from the Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Dick Old, to take part in a salt encroachment control project.
Mr. Whittington suggested a site for the project, a property where the Department of Agriculture believed a rising water table posed a salt encroachment threat.
Mr. Old said he was impressed with Mr. Whittington's 'whole farm' soil conservation and salt control efforts.
The discussion over the relative effectiveness of the Department's recommendations compared to those of Mr. Whittington, had been highlighted at a National Country Party seminar.
Recent publicity had tended to accentuate the differences and create misunderstanding between the Department and Mr. Whittington's methods.

This article contains one image of Mr. Harry Whittington and Mr. Dick Old, standing at a section of reclaimed paddock.

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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 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58051
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