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Research aims at solving waterlogging, salt problems

Dunn, P.A. (1974) Research aims at solving waterlogging, salt problems. The Countryman, 24 January 1974. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article explains that Dr. Henk Greenway of the Institute of Agriculture is working on salt or waterlogging problems in the laboratory, while field trials are being undertaken by Mr. Clive Malcolm of the Department of Agriculture.
Dr. Greenway says that in the past little has been done in Australia except for the drainage, by physical means, of certain areas to let the salt run away.
Dr. Greenway said that most of the big irrigations schemes in Australia are the wrong way around because water is used in the upper reaches of a river and this happens progressively down the river system so that nearer the river mouth the greater the saline content.

This article contains one image of earlier work of Dr. Greenways showing barley which had received different concentrations of 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: ©1974 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58208
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