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Field day looks at improving salinity

(1986) Field day looks at improving salinity. The Observer, 16 April 1986. p. 17 [Publication] [Special Collections]


A recent field day 'Salinity - and the real answers' was held at the property of RH Rose and Son near Williams last Friday. Conducted by Steve West and Somesan from Salinity, Hydrology and Soil Conservation Associates in conjunction with the Muresk Extension Service. Forty five people heard Mr West describe how the salt problem was the result of high water tables and how in most cases these were still rising. West and Somesan's approach is firstly to map out the underground topography of an area using a magnetomoter. Consultants then work out how to relieve the pressure on the water table, which can take the form of artesian bores, open drains, underground drains, pumping and sometimes trees and Whittington banks.

This article contains an image of Peter Richardson of Tarwonga, Geoff Higham of Williams, Duncan South of Dardadine and Craig Lubcke of Hillman.

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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 The Observer
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/59890
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