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As a result of agricultural clearing, many country towns are now feeling the effects of rising groundwater and the salt that it carries. Salinity has been identified as Australia’s number one environmental problem. While most people think that salinity means land lost to agriculture, it also poses a serious threat to many country towns. A report for the Department of Agriculture in 2001 highlighted the need for simple and cost-effective salinity management strategies to be adopted in wheatbelt towns. These included water recycling, revegetation and more efficient water use.
Western Australia. Dept. of Agriculture and Food
Merredin (W.A. : Shire), Dowerin region (W.A.), Landscape gardening, Gardening, Narrogin (W.A. : Shire), Salinity, Kellerberrin (W.A. : Shire), Mulching, Revegetation, Soil management, Irrigation, Lawns and turf, Wagin (W.A. : Shire), Domestic gardens, Plant diseases, Water conservation.
Environmental Studies | Horticulture | Soil Science | Sustainability | Water Resource Management
Colwill, J, and Roe, J. (2004), Wheatbelt waterwise = saltwise : gardening guide. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia. Bulletin 4628, 40p.