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WISALTS column

(1986) WISALTS column. Elder Weekly, 2 October 1986. p. 10 [Publication] [Special Collections]


"WISALTS is in the business of treating the cause, not the symptom!" That quote from WISALTS president Lex Hardie, came up in discussions following the WISALTS annual open day at the Moirs' "Deep Pool" property at Beverley. The discussion was on topics raised through the afternoon which might have some bearing on future days. The point of Mr Hardie's statement of course is that if you only treat the symptoms, not the cause, you are not treating the problem, only the result of it. The symptoms, for example, waterlogging, erosion, salt scalds, poor production, lack of clovers, etc. are a result of the cause and WISALTS believes the cause of many problems in the agricultural areas (and elsewhere!) is lack of control of water on the farm. The Interceptor Bank System is designed to control surface and subsurface water flow, and some throughflow channels by means of plastic sheeting. Once water is under control and a balance has begun to come back to the soil other avenues to treat the symptoms can be undertaken.

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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: ©1986 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/59626
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