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Residue tests shift to the soil

(1987) Residue tests shift to the soil. Elders Weekly, 3 September 1987. p. 3 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

The Department of Agriculture is to step up its programme of on-farm soil testing for pesticide residues. Agriculture Minister, Julian Grill said special analysis equipment would be transferred from the Department's South Perth headquarters to the Bunbury regional office, with the laboratory expected to be operating by the end of the week. Paddock sampling by Department staff will be concentrating initially on those properties now in quarantine. Mr Grill said the meat testing procedures were introduced on May 25 following the detection of pesticide residues in export meat to the United States that resulted in 46 south west farms being placed in quarantine. The Department of Agriculture was working closely with farmers who were disadvantaged because of the quarantine, and Mr Grill acknowledged that many producers had already taken steps to shift stock off potentially hazardous areas and he urged farmers with suspect land to contact the department.

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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 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60232
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