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Drainage, dams defeat salinity

Matthews, K. (2008) Drainage, dams defeat salinity. The Countryman, 10 July 2008. p. 22 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Peter Potter of Dunbar Farm, Katanning has made great efforts to help keep salinity at bay on his property. Mr Potter moved from Diggora West in Victoria to Katanning where the property was run down with only three dams and with most of the fences down. A water management plan set up in the early seventies to revamp the farm has been effective and compares with a dam for each of his 40 paddocks today. The Potters have revegetated, planted salt bush, redefined paddocks, sown lucerne and put in drainage systems to help stop waterlogging.

This article contains an image of Simon, Peter and David Potter inspecting a revegetated area.

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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: ©2008 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58476
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