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Hotchkin, P. (1984) WISALTS. Elders Weekly, 1 March 1984. p. 82 [Publication] [Special Collections]


A course was held in the Kellerberrin-Tammin area, attended by 20 farmers from Western Australian and interstate, to learn how to put the Whittington Interceptor Bank System into use. Conducted by WISALTS, the course showed the farmers how to use, care and maintain the surveyor's automatic levels which are used in planning the interceptor system. Over the week, farmers had to assess the condition of the soil and determine the water absorption rate, also, they had to see if there was water harvesting potential and the need to work in with the natural features of the landscape. Co-ordinator for the WISALTS course, James Gardner, explained the benefits of the interceptor system and results meant the prevention of salinity on the land and therefore increased productivity.

This article contains four images: James Gardner, school co-ordinator of Tammin, Mac Forsyth, school chief instructor and 'A' class surveyor of Kellerberrin, and John Kimber, 'B' class surveyor of Perth; John Goodler of Merredin, Rod Butler of Perenjori and Ray Trewin of Trayning, Neville Carter of Tammin and Bevan Siviour of Cowell, South Australia; Greg Hunter of Ardath, Rod Forsyth of Kellerberrin, Gary Reynolds of Meckering, Barry Hunter of Ardath and Phil Aitken of Bencubbin; Delma Baesjou of Woogenellup, Lex Hardie WISALTS president of Narrogin and Alec Martin of Benalla, Victoria.

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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/58809
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