Special Collections at Murdoch University

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Researcher toil in their effort to save soil

Davidson, S. (1987) Researcher toil in their effort to save soil. Western Farmer and Grazier, 8 January 1987. p. 19 [Publication] [Special Collections]


The major factors limiting Australia's agricultural potential which are infertile soils and insufficient water, with erosion and salinisation making the matters worse. CSIRO researcher Steve Davidson reports that finding ways of compensating for deficiencies in the quality of soils and water, particularly by use of fertilisers, supplements for livestock, appropriate production systems, irrigation and drainage, research has done much to improve agricultural productivity. Vast areas of Australia's soils are threatened with erosion and organic matter loss, acidification, salinisation and pollution. Researchers are looking to increase our already good understanding of the processes involved but in many parts of Australia urgent action is needed to counter the problem.

This article contains an image showing a large group of people watching a back-hoe being used to construct contour banks.

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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: ©1987 Western Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60001
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