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U.S. farm expert looks at WA salt problems : Interceptor banks are doing the job

Busher, M. (1984) U.S. farm expert looks at WA salt problems : Interceptor banks are doing the job. The Countryman, 5 April 1984. p. 14 [Publication] [Special Collections]


The need for a total water management approach to the salinity problem of Western Australian farm land was advocated last week by Eugene (Red) Doering, a researcher in irrigation drainage and salinity at the Northern Great Plans Research Centre in Mandan, North Dakota. Mr Doering was brought to Western Australia by WISALTS, with the help of sponsorship provided by CBH, Ciba Geigy, Australian Lucerne Farms, Merck Sharp and Dohme for a two week tour. He has inspected WISALT interceptor banks, open and tile drains, Western Australian Department of Agriculture work and conducted a seminar for WISALTS members. The size of the WISALT interceptor banks were a surprise to Mr Doering, but after an inspection tour of some agricultural areas, he said they appeared to be working well enough for research to determine further, at least in conjunction with other farming operations aimed at salinity control and water management.

This article contains an image of WISALTS president Lex Hardie of Narrogin with Eugene (Red) Doering at the Perth Seminar.

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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/58760
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