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WISALTS column

(1986) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 28 August 1986. p. 10 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Cold winds, hailstones, rain and black clouds were not enough to deter some 40 people attending the WISALTS open day at the Denbarker Research trial site earlier this month. The day is held each year to allow local farmers and others view the progress on the site since initial planning and bulldozing were done in February 1985. Some additional work earlier this year sealed throughflows by installing plastic sheeting in a backhoe trench. The site has two level and two grade interceptor banks across its slope, and a drain coming straight down the slope alongside a boundary fence to pick up water from the neighbour. The drain acts as an overflow safety disposal for the other banks. Fears that it might erode have, this far, proved groundless. Those present were welcomed by WISALTS president Lex Hardie of Narrogin, who travelled south with his wife Diana; WISALTS vice president Rod Nicholson of Moorine Rock and his wife Elizabeth and Committee member Roger Bilney of Kojonup. Committee members Geoff Reynolds of Meckering, Pam McGregor of Denbarker and WISALTS Field Officer Laurie Adamson were also there.

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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/59632
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