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Salt ruins 15,000ha of cereal area

(1976) Salt ruins 15,000ha of cereal area. The West Australian, 11 September 1976. p. 11 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Article explains almost one percent of cleared farming land in the eastern wheatbelt has become too salt-affected for cereal production.
More than 15,000 hectares has been spoiled by salt.
The Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Old said that financial assistance for soil conservation throughout Australia was being reviewed by a Commonwealth and State study which was expected to be finished later this year.
The Minister, Mr. Old advised Mr. H.J. Cowan of the National Country Party, Merredin-Tilgarn, that the Soil Conservation Act provided for low interest loans for farmers but the low cost of erosion control required on farms and enabled farmers to meet expenses from normal operating costs.

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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 West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58182
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