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WISALTS column

(1987) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 17 September 1987. p. 6 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

The Canadian National Soil Conservation Week was held in mid-April 1987. The editorial of the May 1987 issue of the Canadian Cattleman magazine mentions erosion, wind damage and water losses, salinity, acidity, compaction and dwindling organic matter as problems affecting soil resources in Canada. There are many similarities between Canadian and Australian agricultural problems, including proposed solutions. The Canadian Government's central experimental farm in Ottawa is putting in grassed waterways, erosion resistant drop structures, diversion terraces, additional windbreaks and protected inlets for subsurface drains. The State Government of Ontario has a $30 million dollar programme designed to improve soil conservation practices amongst farmers and has allocated another $22 million dollars in grants to help farmers carry out these farm projects.

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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/60540
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