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WISALTS column

(1984) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 15 March 1984. p. 16 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

In a talk to the students at the surveying school in the Tammin/Kellerberrin area last month, Harry Whittington emphasised the importance of looking at your farm so that you can hear and see what nature is telling you. Trees which look sick are sick. Soil that looks a little sick is sick. Pasture which looks sick is sick. Waterlogging is the forerunner of many other problems - including, fairly often, salt scalds. Waterlogging will reduce productivity by up to $182 per hectare, according to the Department of Agriculture research officer Ed Barret-Lennard. Early treatment of waterlogged ground prevents further deterioration and subsequent degradation. A WISALTS research project, in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, is about to start in the Mount Barker area. The project will have the WISALTS system installed down a catchment and the first two years of pasture species and production will be monitored.

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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 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58796
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