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WISALTS column

(1983) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 3 November 1983. p. 15 [Publication] [Special Collections]


WISALTS feature article opens with "Soil is what makes or breaks the rural industry in Australia".
The re-elected state president of WISALTS, Lex Hardie spoke at the annual meeting, saying that many farmers put the emphasis on their stud stock, crops and the number of prime lambs produced, which are all important but the health and wellbeing of all our farm products comes from a healthy balanced soil.
"If we don't look after the soil then all our management skills and expertise are wasted", Mr. Hardie said.
Mr. Hardie said that the biggest challenge to farming was the breakdown of the environment and the degradation of the soil.
This article continues with a brief history of Lex Hardie's farm history and experiences, his personal interests and family life.

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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: ©1983 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58224
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