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Farmers rally to defend the soil

Staples, P. (1987) Farmers rally to defend the soil. The Great Southern Herald, 2 December 1987. p. 14 [Publication] [Special Collections]


The greatest environmental crisis facing Western Australian farmers is land degradation. Farmer based conservation groups are now taking action to defend the soil and to encourage the State Government to back conservation and rehabilitation programmes. One group, established in 1978 is the Whittington Interceptor Salt Affected Land Treatment (WISALTS), based in Quairading and has more than 900 members throughout Western Australia. Katanning farmer and former WISALTS member, Peter Kerin believes he has almost drought proofed his farm with the aid to the society's salt interceptor banks. Mr Kerin admits that he had little success when he installed the banks himself in the late 1970's as he made several mistakes, and they should have been surveyed and installed properly.

This article contains an image of Peter Kerin inspecting a bank on his Katanning property.

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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 The Great Southern Herald
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60250
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