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Intercepting salt with right bank

(2008) Intercepting salt with right bank. Farm Weekly, 8 October 2008. p. 19 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

A Whittington interceptor bank project is underway at the 200 hectare Gingin property of Ian Collard. The World Wildlife Fund project Balancing Agricultural Production and Conservation in Wetlands provided the funding for the 600 metre long bank that was built in May. WISALTS senior consultant, Gavin Drew surveyed the property, after which an additional arm was added at the annual WISALTS field day to highlight the benefits of building interceptor banks. A trench was dug using a backhoe and several people at the field day helped to clear remaining dirt and held the plastic sheeting while a loader gently backfilled the trench.

This article contains an image of a group of field day attendees helping to lay plastic sheeting.

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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 Farm Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58542
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