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WISALTS column

(1986) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 26 June 1986. p. 6 [Publication] [Special Collections]


When a problem has been recognised, and a decision has been made to do something about it, it's often helpful to sit down and clearly define the aim, or aims of the project. Identifying the overall aim, for example, a farm soil conservation project may aim to stop the spread of a salt scald; to control water run-off from the project area; to control water movement within the project area, and to minimise soil erosion in the project area. The next step would be to work out how to achieve each of these aims. Most soil conservation project areas are whole catchments and WISALTS has always recommended dealing with problems on a whole catchment basis. In a WISALTS situation, the interceptor bank system planned and installed on the project area would achieve those aims by interrupting the flow of water down the catchment. WISALTS consultants are trained to look at each site on an individual basis, to assess it on its own merits, to discuss with the farmer just what his aim is and to plan the interceptor bank system to suit that site.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1986 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60441
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