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WISALTS column

(1988) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 5 May 1988. p. 10 [Publication] [Special Collections]


To further their knowledge and understanding of soils, WISALTS consultants invited Professor Bob Gilkes and Dr Lyn Abbott of the University of Western Australia to spend a day with them recently. Professor Gilkes spoke on the extreme age of our soils in Western Australia and the associated characteristics and problems. Dr Abbott dealt with organisms which helped plants, directly or indirectly and the processes involved included mineralisation, non-symbiotic nitrogen, biological control, soil aeration and pesticide degradation. The day was spent at Dan Keast's property at Dangin, with an excavator from Quairading Earthmoving digging holes to highlight barrier formation causing interruption to the water flow and the effects that this has on top of the surface.

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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: ©1988 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60696
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