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Is there a cure for salting?

Negus, T.R. (1971) Is there a cure for salting? Narrogin Observer, 29 July 1971. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Rural review feature discusses Department of Agriculture recommendations for salt land reclamation involving three steps, fencing for grazing control; rough cultivation to encourage the leaching of salt from the soil surface and to trap windblown seed; and seeding with salt tolerant perennials such as Puccinellia grass and native saltbush.
Mr. Harry Whittington of Brookton, is pioneering a system of carefully sited contour banks which have resulted in excellent soil conservation on which was once eroded land.
The CSIRO and the University of Western Australia researchers are also studying salting caused by shallow seepage water in the Northam and York districts.
The Department of Agriculture, Narrogin is researching the performance of seepage interceptor drains on hillside salt seepages at Pingelly and Hyden.

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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: ©1971 Narrogin Observer
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58213
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