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WISALTS column

(1985) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 5 September 1985. p. 6 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Land degradation in Australia is on the increase, however statistics from the Agricultural Census Returns for 1974, 1979 and 1984 show a reduction in the latter term in the shires which make up the advisory district for the Kellerberrin office of the Department of Agriculture. Totals for the district shires of Broomehill, Dumbleyung, Gnowangerup, Katanning, Kent, Kojanup, Tambellup and Woodanilling show the area salt affected rose between 1974 and 1979, but fell between 1979 and 1984. One possible explanation for the figures suggests the recent wetter years after the dry years of the mid-seventies may have leached the salt away, or another explanation may be the efforts put in by many farmers into reclamation works is paying off.

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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: ©1985 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58909
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