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The fight against dryland salting

Martin, A. (1984) The fight against dryland salting. Grain Farmer, 10 October 1984. p. 20 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article by Alex Martin to discuss his experience with dryland salting which he first noticed in 1974 and has since fought a battle to control it.
Mr. Martin consulted the Soil Conservation Authority and followed their recommendations.
In 1981, Mr. Martin assessed the results and it was clear that there was no improvement at all, in fact the problem had become worse.
Mr. Martin investigated what WISALTS were doing and met with Harry Whittington, developer of the interceptor system.
The system involves putting banks across the high ground, holding as much water there as possible and controlling the surplus in its descent to the valley floor, thus preventing waterlogging in the lower flat country.
This article includes a brief outline and history of WISALTS.

This article contains two images, one of a view of Mr. Martin's Benalla property, and one concept drawing of banks either side of a valley.

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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: ©1984 Grain Farmer
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58249
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