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Soil degradation a national worry

(1984) Soil degradation a national worry. The Countryman, 3 May 1984. pp. 10-15 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Primary Industry Minister, John Kerin spoke at the opening of the Intensive Cropping and Better Land Management Seminar held at Muresk Agricultural College recently. He talked about land degradation and the Government's role in fighting land degradation. The formation of the National Soil Conservation Policy would play an important role in the management of Australia's lands, but Mr Kerin said that formulating land management policies was beyond the bounds of just one government. He also said that soil conservation, although traditionally the State's responsibility, was a national disaster and that it required national direction. Mr Kerin is pleased at the number of organisations tackling Western Australia's land degradation with the move within Western Australia to form soil conservation districts.

This article contains an image of Andrew Dunlop, Bunbury office of the Department of Agriculture; Pat Ryan, Forests Department, Rob Keogh , CSBP and Farmers, Perth; and Tony Paxton of Elders West, Perth.

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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 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58709
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