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Body needed to combat farm salt

(1976) Body needed to combat farm salt. The Countryman, 18 November 1976. p. 23 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discusses the view of Brookton farmer, Mr. Harry Whittington, calling for a national body of competent men needed to help combat the salt problem on Australian farms.
Organised by the National Country Party's environmental committee, the seminar was said to be the first public forum on salt land reclamation held in Western Australia.
Mr. Whittington has successfully reclaimed a large area of land on his farm, which was affected by salt, said money, manpower and a number of skills were needed to deal with the salt problem.
Mr. Whittington said there was salt in the rain and the subsoil, and it became a problem when it reached the soil surface and was at its highest level of concentration.
Hines Hill farmer, Mr. R.W. Whitehead said that summer thunderstorms were depositing 12 to 14 pounds of salt per acre, and also agreed that a national body was needed to help control the salt problem and to prevent the loss of valuable farm land.

This article contains one photograph of Harry Whittington and his son John (at left) near banks on the Brookton farm.

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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 Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58187
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