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WISALTS column

(1988) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 31 March 1988. p. 10 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

A course was held recently by WISALTS in the Dinninup area to help farmers gain some of that understanding of what is causing soil and water degradation problems on their properties. Some areas covered in the course included: tracing subsurface drainage lines using the divining wire, locating the underground barriers and understanding their formation, understanding and locating the static zone and why interceptor banks work. WISALTS began installing plastic sheeting on a widespread basis in 1984, and has always stressed that the technique is in the experimental stage. Success rate of the technique is high, nearly four years on, but care has to be taken with its use.

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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/60713
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