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WISALTS column

(1984) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 28 June 1984. p. 10 [Publication] [Special Collections]


WISALTS column discussing how Harry Whittington of Brookton formulated some of his ideas. James Gardner and his family of Tammin examined the WISALTS theory when 16 percent of their 3,030 hectares was classified as salt affected in 1976. Mr Whittington mentioned that he had obtained some of his ideas from the Tennessee Valley Authority in the USA and China. Mr Gardner visited the USA and travelled to Knoxville, Tennessee to learn how they tackled their soil conservation problems. The problems in Tennessee includes flooding of townships and surrounding land, erosion of the soil causing productivity loss, pollution of the rivers from industry and fertilisers, unemployment due to low productivity on the farms which caused repercussions through the community.

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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 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspapers clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58637
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